A weight is suspended by two strings at two different angles (the picture is included in the attempted solution)
a.) Find the expressions for the tension in each of the strands
b.) Assuming the tension, T1, does not change, what will be the acceleration of the weight if the second string is released?
ΣF = ma
The Attempt at a Solution
This is my attempted solution for the problem. A) I think I'm good with but if there's something wrong please point it out. B) is where I really have trouble. I'm not sure I did accel in the Y correctly (I had substituted the equation for T2 into my B equation, sorry I didn't show that).
I just feel like I'm missing something here, like it should be simpler than that. Also I am unsure if there will be acceleration in the X. But if there was I imagine I would figure it similarly to the way I did Y[/B]