1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 65kg rock climber is abseiling down a rock, consider the situation when he's in equilibrium and standing at an angle on the surface of the rock, hanging from a rope. The rope is at an angle of 40 degrees to the horizontal, calculate the tension in the rope 2. Relevant equations W = mg. Knowledge about components of forces. 3. The attempt at a solution I drew a free body diagram of the climber and used Newton's Third Law to form a right triangle with the tension as the hypotenuse which led me to sin 40 = W/T so T = W/sin 40. but the solution states that T = W sin 40 I don't understand why?