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Homework Help: Equilibrium Problem(Tension of each cord)

  1. Jul 23, 2011 #1
    I have a problem..I cannot solve this one..the angles are on the side.. I don't have any idea..any answers would be much appreciated!
     

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  3. Jul 23, 2011 #2

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    Indicate the forces acting. Apply the conditions for equilibrium.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 #3
    the weight(W) of teh suspended body is 150N
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 #4

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    OK.

    Consider the forces acting at the connection point. Name them.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 #5
    The book said that I should find the tension in each cord if the weight(W) of the suspended body is 150N
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 #6

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    Yes. Label the cord tensions T1 and T2.

    Since there's equilibrium, what must be the net force?
     
  8. Jul 24, 2011 #7

    the net force must be zero
     
  9. Jul 24, 2011 #8

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    Good!

    Now express that mathematically. Write equations for the vertical and horizontal force components.
     
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