Calculate mass of this ball

1. Sep 17, 2007

BuBbLeS01

A horizontal force, F, holds a ball steady. Given F = 9.5 N, and θ = 16°, calculate the mass of the ball.

F=ma=0
Fx = 9.5 cos 16
Fy = 9.5 sin 16
Fx + Fy -w = ma

2. Sep 17, 2007

cristo

Staff Emeritus
If the force is horizontal, then what is the angle theta? Is this the exact statement of the question as you were given it?

3. Sep 17, 2007

BuBbLeS01

look at my suspended ball post that has the picture..this post got messed up.

4. Sep 17, 2007