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ENGG 205 Statics and Mechanics Question

  1. Nov 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Each of the three cables can safely carry a maximum tension force of 14.1kN. Based on this criterion, what is the largest safe mass of the suspended ceiling? (unit: kilograms, kg)

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    2. Relevant equations

    Sum of moments = 0
    sum of forces in the x direction = 0
    sum of forces in the y direction = 0

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried to sum up the tensions and then divide by 9.81 but i don't think its that easy.
     
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