1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In the illustration there is a hawser attached to the ceiling at points A and B. Attached to point C is a mass of 400kg. Find the tension in the hawsers AC and BC. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I have no idea how to go about this one. I can't find any materials in English about this that are understandable and in my own language things are vague to begin with :/ What is tension? This much I have figured out in my head that it's a force and its unit is 1N or that would make sense. But how do I find the tension. I know that the weight of the mass is 3920N and it should be distributed between those 2 holding hawsers in some proportion. Does it mean that the sum of the tensions in the hawsers will have to be mg?