Equilibrium Questions

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Homework Statement


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?


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I'm not sure :S:S



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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hage567
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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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