posted by Mike .
A man of mass 65.2 kg stands on a scaffold supported by a vertical rope at each end. The scaffold has a mass of 22.7 kg and is 2.4 m long. Suppose the man stands to the right from the middle of the scaffold that is a distance one sixth of the length of the scaffold. what is the tension in the left rope?
This is ridiculous. I showed you how to get the right rope. Use the same technique, summing about the right end, or easier, sum forces in the vertical and set them = to zero. Tr+Tl=g(massman+massboard)