Arlene is to walk across a "high wire" strung horizontally between two buildings 14.0m apart. The sag in the rope when she is at the midpoint is 10.0 degrees. If her mass is 52.0kg , what is the tension in the rope at this point?
a=0 so fnet=0
The Attempt at a Solution
So I know that Fg=9.8*52=509.6 N, and I broke down Ft into Ftx and Fty. sin10=Fty/Ft but I have no idea how to use Fg in that formula to find Ft.
In my notes I have "Ft=(m*g)/(2sinθ) which gives the correct answer, but I don't understand how I got that formula. Can someone explain where it came from/give me some guidance. Why 2sin?