1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution 8) The mass is in static equilibrium meaning the sum of all the forces acting on it are equal to 0. Both sides are holding have the same tension because they have the same angle. SINΘ = (Opposite) / Hypotenuse = Hypotenuse = (Opposite) / SINΘ = 20) / (SIN 30) = 20 / 0.5 = 40 The tension in the rope equals 40 N? 9) I'm totally clueless where to start on this one. I'm totally guessing here but It must have something to do with the man weighing 700 N within the first 2M. So rope X must have higher tension.