Hi, I was wondering how to analyze the forces in a simple static equilibrium problem I have been contemplating. Suppose you have two pulleys attached to a wall and aligned horizontally with a loop of wire around them, and you hang a weight from the lower strand of wire. I'm stuck trying to figure out how much force the weight exerts on each pulley. I can figure out the case where a single strand of wire is tied to two nails and then a weight is hung from the wire, but the continuous loop of wire with the pulleys has me stumped. I guess too many years have passed since my high school physics lessons. :( Thanks in advance.