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I know this problem isn't hard, but I can't reach the final answer in the back.

OK, so if we project the forces along the x and y axis, we can easily conclude that:

F_(T,2) + F_(T,1) * sin50 = 10

F_(T,1) * cos50 = P

from here, though, I seem to be doing something wrong. The figure is in translational and rotational equilibrium, so net torque is zero. Let's take F_(T,2) as pivot. Then

F_(T,2)(0) + F_(T,1) * sin50(.30) = 10(.15)

Final answer will be

F_(T,1) = 6.59

where as the book's answer is 11. Of course I can't continue from here and find the other forces, so I'll just leave it at that.

Heh. Thanks all.

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# Homework Help: Rotational equilibrium problem

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