1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two tugboats are pulling a barge. if the resultant of the forces exerted by the tugboats is a 5000-lb force directed along the axis of the barge, determine (a) the tension in each of the ropes, give then alpha = 45 (b) the value for alpha for which the tension in rope 2 is mininum 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I've already found an answer to the problem by using the law of sines and the parallelogram rule but I would like to know HOW to solve it by breaking it into vector components, I am not quite sure where to start in order to solve it in this manner.