Well,I've tried attempting this problem but I am not sure if I approached it the right way. Here is a link for the diagram and the question.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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If anyone could check it over and point out any mistakes and tell me if I make any sense what so ever,then you would make my day.

My solution:

Fe=Fg therefore

qE=mg ------> E=mg/q

x-component: Ex¹= Ecosø

= Fe/q cosø

= mg/q cosø

y-component: Ey¹= Esinø

= Fe/q sinø

= mg/q sinø

E¹= square root of (mg/cosø)² + (mg/sinø)²

Another solution that I thought up of:

Isn't tension just the sum of all forces acting on a object...therefore:

Ft= Fe+Fg

Fe= Fg-Ft

= mgsinø- Ft

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