Yes but if you don't assume the cord stretches, this must mean the poles give in a little or the cord just wouldn't budge. But like Doc said, I guess its more reasonable that the cord stretches before the poles move in.

yeah, I see what you mean now...

Doc Al
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Windwaker2004 said:
Yes but if you don't assume the cord stretches, this must mean the poles give in a little or the cord just wouldn't budge. But like Doc said, I guess its more reasonable that the cord stretches before the poles move in.
Just for fun, figure out the angle both ways and compare. The way I did it, $cos\theta = 0.019996$; the other way gives $cos\theta = 0.02$. No measureable difference!

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