1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A mass of 20 kg is suspended from a ceiling by two lengths of rope that make angles of 30° and 45° with the ceiling . Determine the tension in each of the strings. 2.Relevant equations Fg= mg 3. The attempt at a solution Fg= 20 x 9.8 = 196 N ∑F= fnet=ma Fg-FTtotal= 0 196= FTtotal 196= FT1y+ FT2y (y components of each of the tensions) 196= (cos60)(FT1) + (cos45)(FT2) I think I'm doing something wrong and I dont knownwhat. In the textbook, instead of using the y components of the tensions, they just use the tensions, which doesnt make sense to me because it's the y components of the tensions that give the equilibrant force to Fg.