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Homework Help: Equilibrium Questions

  1. Nov 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A boy weighing 400N hangs on the middle of a rope stretched between two trees. The rope sags in such a way that it makes an angle of 170o at the boy's hands. What is the tension in each rope?

    2. Relevant equations
    I'm not sure :S:S

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Well I drew the question out into a tip-to-tail drawing,
    but i'm unsure of what else to do :S
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  3. Nov 2, 2008 #2


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    Well I don't know what your drawing looks like or if you've got everything labelled properly but you should be able to use trig to solve for the tension.
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