1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Figure shows a section of a cable car system. The maximum permissible mass of each car with occupants is 2800 kg. The cars, riding on a support cable are pulled by a second cable attached to the support tower on each car. Assume that the cables are taut and inclined at θ= 35°. What is the difference in tension between adjacent sections of pull cable if the cars are at the maximum permissible mass and are being accelerated up the incline at .81 m/s2. 2. Relevant equations FNET=ma 3. The attempt at a solution From figure, T2 = T1 +Mg sin θ T1 = Mg sin θ Thus, T2 = 2 Mg sin θ And Tn = n Mg sin θ Thus, T5 - T2 = (5-2) Mg sin θ = 3*9.8*2800*sin(35°)= 47216.8 N Is this answer correct?