Hello, I am hoping that someone can help to point me in the right direction to solving the following problem. I need to find the max tension stress and max shear stress of the object shown in the attachment and then compare those stresses with the ultimate tension stress of 64,000 psi and ultimate shear stress of 30,000 psi in order to determine the failure direction. I am unable to detemine what forumla to use to begin with. I think I am right in understanding that to caluculate tension stress you would divide the load by the area. Is this the same as calculating maximum tension stress? Also if that is correct I am not given the length of the object in order to determine the area so I am unsure as to where to start. Any help is appreciated.