# Equilibrium Problem(Tension of each cord)

durty53
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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Mentor
Indicate the forces acting. Apply the conditions for equilibrium.

durty53
the weight(W) of teh suspended body is 150N

Mentor
the weight(W) of teh suspended body is 150N
OK.

Consider the forces acting at the connection point. Name them.

durty53
The book said that I should find the tension in each cord if the weight(W) of the suspended body is 150N

Mentor
The book said that I should find the tension in each cord if the weight(W) of the suspended body is 150N
Yes. Label the cord tensions T1 and T2.

Since there's equilibrium, what must be the net force?

durty53
Yes. Label the cord tensions T1 and T2.

Since there's equilibrium, what must be the net force?

the net force must be zero

Mentor
the net force must be zero
Good!

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