The Attempt at a Solution
So I am thinking about this problem, and what I don't understand is how at that point A, it is below the x-z plane, but it is not given how far below it is. If I knew, I could solve for the tension in the y-direction and set it equal to the weight.
I must be able to use c and 8 in. to get me closer to that distance below the x-z plane, but I'm not sure how