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## Homework Statement

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,

## Homework Equations

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.