Equilibrium and principle of triangle of forces

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1. Homework Statement
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. Homework Equations

Sine rule, cosine rule

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check attachment. help urgently!!!!:cry:
 

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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?
 
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My problem is drawing the diagram i know the things to do. Please can you help me draw the diagram?
 

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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?
 
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60N and 40N
 

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