1. Two light rigid rods of equal length are fixed to a wall at one end and to a particle, of weight P, at the other end, as shown in attachments. The angles marked are both 40 degrees. Find the forces through the rods and state whether they are tensive or compressive. 3. I'm just confused by the whole thing. I know it's simple and I should be able to do it, but working out which direction the forces are acting is hard. I'm fairly sure both tensions are equal and that the lower one is in compression. So resolving vertically would give 2tcos45 = P ??? Thanks in advance for any help.