1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 1) What is Y-component of the force due to rope 2 2) What is the magnitude of F2 3) What are the X components of the force due to rope 1 and rope 2 mass = 60kg [tex]\theta[/tex] = 20 degrees 2. Relevant equations F = ma ma = T-W 3. The attempt at a solution 1) mass * gravity = 60 * -9.8 = -588 To find the Y component, take -588 * sin(90-20) (Should the angle be off of horizontal or vertical, currently set to horizontal) 2) No clue, the actual term 'magnitude' seems to confuse me, so if someone could briefly define what the magnitude of a force is with relevance to the actual force, that would be great. 3) Same as 1, just substitute sin with cos (for rope 2) For rope 1, is it 0? That doesn't seem right though, because the rope offset the block to create the angle of 20 degrees.