1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Ok, Lets see, this problem consists of two (2) cars with a cable of unknown tension between them. The first car has a weight of 2100Kg and is at an angle of 10 degrees from the normal. The second car weighs 1360Kg and is at an angle of 26 degrees from the normal. There is a rope connecting them at an angle of 18 degrees from the normal. 2. Relevant equations W=mg Fx=0 Fy=0 3. The attempt at a solution So far I have drawn a free body diagram that seems to be accurate. I have then divided the variables up into their respective coordinates Fx=0=Tcos(18)-N1cos(10)-N2cos(26) Fy=0=N1sin(10)+N2sin(26)+ Tsin(18)-M1g-M2g I have been tinkering around with this and have been unable to come up with anything. I think that possibly the first car does not matter and only the second car matters because it is the weight and I can assume car 1 is fixed. If not that then possibly doing variable subsitution? Any Ideas?