# Find Tension in Cable DC: 520lb & 1060lb

• Rustic Poptart
In summary, the equation for finding tension in a cable is T = W + F, where T is the tension, W is the weight of the object being supported by the cable, and F is any additional force acting on the cable. To find the tension in a cable with two different weights, you will need to use the equation T = W + F, where W is the sum of the two weights and F is any additional force acting on the cable. The units for tension are typically expressed in pounds (lb) or newtons (N). To ensure the cable can support the given tension, you will need to know the maximum tension the cable is designed to withstand and compare it to the calculated tension using the T = W + F
Rustic Poptart
Part B - Determining an unknown force

If the tensions in cables DA and DB are 520lb and 1060lb , respectively, what is the tension in cable DC?

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## 1. What is the equation for finding tension in a cable?

The equation for finding tension in a cable is T = W + F, where T is the tension, W is the weight of the object being supported by the cable, and F is any additional force acting on the cable.

## 2. How do I find the tension in a cable with two different weights?

To find the tension in a cable with two different weights, you will need to use the equation T = W + F, where W is the sum of the two weights and F is any additional force acting on the cable.

## 3. What are the units for tension?

The units for tension are typically expressed in pounds (lb) or newtons (N). In the given example, the tension in cable DC is 520lb and 1060lb.

## 4. How can I ensure the cable can support the given tension?

To ensure the cable can support the given tension, you will need to know the maximum tension the cable is designed to withstand. Compare this value to the calculated tension using the T = W + F equation. If the calculated tension is within the maximum tension limit, then the cable can support the given tension.

## 5. Does the angle of the cable affect the tension?

Yes, the angle of the cable can affect the tension. The T = W + F equation assumes that the cable is in a straight line. If the cable is at an angle, you will need to use the equation T = W/sinθ + F, where θ is the angle of the cable. This is also known as the Law of Sines.

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