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Homework Help: Easy Question Anyone Can Solve

  1. Dec 11, 2006 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A pendulum bob of mass 24.5 N is pulled aside by a horizontal rope. If the tension in the rope is 3.50 N, what's the angle between the pendulum and the vertical?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    tan^-1(3.50/24.5) = 8.13 degrees?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 11, 2006 #2
    draw a free-body diagram

    the rope pulling from the left, the weight down, and Tension at an angle to the upper right
  4. Dec 11, 2006 #3
    it duznt seem like it is necessary
  5. Dec 11, 2006 #4
    And it means the tension is the horizontal rope
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2006
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