1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In the illustration we have a beam attached to 2 hawsers which are BX and DY respectively. We have pressure mounted on different parts of the beam. What is the tension in the hawsers 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I don't know how to approach this problem. Does the pressure in all of these points affect the tension in both of the hawsers? Or pressure in points A and C affect the tension in the hawser BX and pressure in points C and E affect the hawser DY?