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Equilibrium and principle of triangle of forces

  1. Oct 29, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A rope of 5m is fastened to two hooks 4m apart on a horizontal ceiling. To the rope is attached 10kg mass so that the segment of the rope are 3m and 2m.Compute the tension in the string


    2. Relevant equations

    Sine rule, cosine rule

    3. The attempt at a solution
    check attachment. help urgently!!!!:cry:
     

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  3. Oct 29, 2011 #2

    SteamKing

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    Well, have you tried putting the 10 kg mass at the apex of the triangle? What forces might develop as a result?
     
  4. Oct 29, 2011 #3
    My problem is drawing the diagram i know the things to do. Please can you help me draw the diagram?
     

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  5. Oct 29, 2011 #4

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    You have a diagram. With the 10 kg weight attached to the apex of the triangle, what tensions develop in the ropes?
     
  6. Oct 30, 2011 #5
    60N and 40N
     
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