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Homework Help: Calculate mass of this ball

  1. Sep 17, 2007 #1
    A horizontal force, F, holds a ball steady. Given F = 9.5 N, and θ = 16°, calculate the mass of the ball.

    Fx = 9.5 cos 16
    Fy = 9.5 sin 16
    Fx + Fy -w = ma
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  3. Sep 17, 2007 #2


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    If the force is horizontal, then what is the angle theta? Is this the exact statement of the question as you were given it?
  4. Sep 17, 2007 #3
    look at my suspended ball post that has the picture..this post got messed up.
  5. Sep 17, 2007 #4

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