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**1. Homework Statement**

Two weights attached to a uniform beam of mass 56 kg are supported in a horizontal position by a pin and cable as shown in the figure.The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .

What is the tension in the cable which supports the beam? Answer in units of kN.

**2. Homework Equations**

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

here's what I have thus far... I'm sorry, I know it's not much!

Known:

Mbeam= 56k

Mass 1 = M1 = 22kg

Mass 2 = M2 = 59kg

Force of M1 = F1 = M1g = 215.6N

Force of M2= F2 = M2g = 578.2N

ΣFy = 0

ΣFx = 0

ΣFτ = 0

If ΣFy = 0, then:

0 = Fcy – mg – F1 – F2

If ΣFτ = 0, then:

0 = -mg(4.2m) – F1g(2.6m)

I'd really love it if someone could solve this for me, but it would be even better if someone could walk me through how to get the answer because I honestly have no clue!

Thank you in advance!