(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Determine the magnitude and direction (theta) of F in the diagram of

2. Relevant equations

ΣFx = 0

ΣFy = 0

F = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried using the sum of components but I end up with three variables and two equations. I've always had issues with figuring out tension through a pulley system. I'm hoping for some insight as to what parts of the diagram are relevant to finding.F

So far I've figured F(ab) = cos45(98N) = 138.6N but I can't figure out how to relate that toand Fac and Fcd.F

is Fcd equal to ΣFy?

This is from my statics book and my physics text isn't helping either.

Any clues are appreciated, thanks.

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# Homework Help: Equilibrium in a tractive apparatus - tension and pulleys

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