[/PLAIN] [Broken] 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.