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Femme_physics

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Yep...back to old statics. Not because I have a test (already passed it in flying colours) just for fun seeing what I can solve and can't...now I ran into this:

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1533/pulleyf.jpg

Statics:

The weight is 50kg. Find force P to hold it in equilibrium.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5787/pulleya.jpg Somehow I got the result in minus, trying to find where is the logic in this. Or, otherwise, where is the flaw in my logic.

## Homework Statement

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1533/pulleyf.jpg

Statics:

The weight is 50kg. Find force P to hold it in equilibrium.

## The Attempt at a Solution

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5787/pulleya.jpg Somehow I got the result in minus, trying to find where is the logic in this. Or, otherwise, where is the flaw in my logic.

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