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My question is as follows:

A window washer is standing on a scaffold supported by a vertical rope at each end. The scaffold weighs 190N and is 2.9m long. What is the tension in each rope when the 690N worker stands 1.9m from one end?

I know the sum of the forces has to be 0, since the scaffold isn't moving. I also know to get the tension you multiply the weight by the appropriate length. I'm just not sure where to go from there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thanks for your help!

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# Homework Help: Tension Problem

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