1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A block of mass M hangs from a uniform rope of length L and mass m. Find an expression for the tension in the rope as a function of the distance y measured vertically downward from the top of the rope. 2. Relevant equations For the System: W = (m + M)g = T 3. The attempt at a solution I summed all the forces in the Y direction to arrive at the equation above, but I don't know how to make it in terms of 'L', or as they state 'y'.