Physics Fundamentals : Free Body Diagram

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A 5.0kg mass is suspended from the ceiling. A horizontal force F is applied to hold the string in position as shown

Determine the reading of F on the spring balance by using a scale diagram

2. Relevant equations


3. The attempt at a solution
Am I doing it correctly?
It doesn’t really make sense to me. I can’t determine the force F. I only have 30degree angle and the weight.
I don’t know how to draw the length of Force F. What is it should I be looking for?

Thank you!

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