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I found that the steel plate weighs 23.1 kN from using the volume and density of steel. The length of L1=3.2m, L2= 3.9m. The angle on the left, theta, equals 94.4 degrees and alpha equals 54.9 degrees. I am just confused on how to find the tension in the cables. If someone could point me in the right direction. I have to find stress and bearing stress but I can easily do that, the tensions are just confusing to me

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2. Relevant equations

F=mg

3. The attempt at a solution

I found the weight of the steel plate from the volume and density of steel (in statement). Im sure this is simple, but the 94.4 degrees is what's weird to me since I'm use to dealing with right triangles...

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# Homework Help: Find tension in angled cables holding steel plate

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