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Find tension and angle from second rope

  1. Oct 12, 2015 #1
    Hi, I am having a seemingly hard time trying to find the tension in this rope. I've looked everywhere for a problem with these given variables but I found none. Here we are given: T1, T1 angle, mass of man and that is all. I included the picture here.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I found, t1y, which is the same as t2y, and mg, but given this information, I can't discover the force in tension 2. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I included a picture of the problem. IMG_8938.JPG
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  3. Oct 12, 2015 #2


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    What are t1 and t2? What do you mean with "I found, t1y, which is the same as t2y, and mg"? Write it mathematically.
    And what about the x components of the tensions?
  4. Oct 13, 2015 #3


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    You are taking y as vertical yes? So how do you get that T1y=T2y?
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