(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 20kg loudspeaker is suspended 2 m below the ceiling by two 3m long cables that angle outward at equal angles. What is the tension in the cables?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

cos theta = 2/3, theta=48.2 degrees

w=mg=20kg * 9.8m/s^2 = 196N

But the answer is 147N

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# Homework Help: Different Tension Problem

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