1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 14.0 kg sign hangs from 2 lengths of rope, each of which is 70.0 cm and at a 20.0 degree angle from the ceiling. 1) What is the tension of the rope? 2) How could you reduce the tension on the ropes for the same sign without adding another rope? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution 1) 14.0 kg x 9.817 m/s2 = 137.438 N 137.438 N / 2 = 68.719 N sin20.0 = 68.719 N / x x = 200.921 N 2) you can reduce the tension by making the ropes longer. this will result in heavier ropes, allowing for weight distribution to be more equal, causing the ropes to have less tension. are these correct?