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Determine the angle that the string starts taking tension

  1. Sep 26, 2011 #1
    hi all,

    please can someone help me.

    i have a bucket with 2 pieces of string attached at the top to lift it, im struggling to work out how i can find the position that the string on the right will start taking tension.

    initially the bucket is on its side and then lifted up with the left string taking all the tension until a point when the right side will start taking tension.

    please help!

    thank you
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  3. Sep 28, 2011 #2


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    Can you post a sketch?
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