Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

Question
A horizontal uniform bar of mass 2.5 kg and length 3.0 m is hung horizontally on two vertical strings. String 1 is attached to the end of the bar, and string 2 is attached a distance 0.74 m from the other end. A monkey of mass 1.25 kg walks from one end of the bar to the other. Find the tension T1 in string 1 at the moment that the monkey is halfway between the ends of the bar.

Find T1, the magnitude of the force of tension in string 1, at the moment that the monkey is halfway between the ends of the bar.
Express your answer in newtons using three significant figures.

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