A vendor hangs an 8.6kg sign in front of his shop with a cable held away from the building by a lightweight pole. The pole is free to pivot about the end where it touches the wall,
T*L*sinΘ = mgd
where d is the distance from the sign to the wall
and L is the distance from the cable to the wall
and T the cable tension.
The Attempt at a Solution
T = mgd / sinΘ = 8.6kg * 9.8m/s² * d / Lsin60 = 97N * L/d
T = 97 N
Is this right? because I am confused on what the distance is.