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You're looking at the design for my recent lab we did. Now, you would think, given the geometry of the loadings (i.e. post heights, eye bolt height, weight heights, distances from a specified origin) that the x components of the tension in the middle cables (on the left and right side of the eye bolt) would be equal, no?

BUT! After using my data and calculating the x components of these tensions, I'm getting that one set is about twice the other set of x values. Is there a physical reason for this, or is there some unknown error? I've checked and rechecked my calculations, but NOTHING is making sense.

You're looking at the design for my recent lab we did. Now, you would think, given the geometry of the loadings (i.e. post heights, eye bolt height, weight heights, distances from a specified origin) that the x components of the tension in the middle cables (on the left and right side of the eye bolt) would be equal, no?

BUT! After using my data and calculating the x components of these tensions, I'm getting that one set is about twice the other set of x values. Is there a physical reason for this, or is there some unknown error? I've checked and rechecked my calculations, but NOTHING is making sense.

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