1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have attached an electronic image of the problem to this post. The problem states that there is a beam (AB), which has length 5 metres and mass 25 kilograms. It also states the beam is suspended in a horizontal position by two vertical ropes. One rope is attached to the beam at A and the second rope is attached at point C on the beam, where the length CB = 0.5 m and the length AC is 4.5 m. The problem then states that a particle of mass 60 kilograms is attached to the beam at B and the beam remains at equilibrium in it's horizontal position. The question also says the beam is modelled as a uniform rod and the ropes are modelled as light strings. Give this information, the questions asks me to find: i) the tension in the rope attached to the beam at A. and ii) the tension in the rope attached to the beam at C. 2. Relevant equations Tension = mass x acceleration due to gravity Moment = force x perpendicular distance 3. The attempt at a solution I believe that the, Tension in rope A + Tension in rope C = 85g From here, I'm not sure how I'm meant to relate the moments to find the tensions in the strings. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.