1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A uniform rope of weight W hangs between two trees. The ends of the rope are the same height, and each make angle [tex] \theta [/tex] with the trees (the angle is between the rope and the lower part of the tree). Find the tension at either end of the rope. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I'm having troubles understanding that the tension at the rope ends. The rope's weight is W, so to me it seems that there is a force of W/2 on each tree to keep the rope up. Then the tension at the rope end would be [tex] F = (W/2) \cos \theta [/tex], but the book answer says otherwise. Is the force at each end W or W/2?