I apologize for my multiple recent posts, but I'm having pre-exam stress, so even the simplest things seem nearly impossible. Haha.. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Note that connection point between the bar and the cable is not a pulley. 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution The problem seems to be pretty straightforward, but would T=800N? (We use 10 m/s2 for acceleration due to gravity.) And also, what would clue me in to whether the bar pushes or pulls on the ropes? Thanks!