(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A weight of 5000 N is suspended by two cables. The object is at rest. The first cable is horizontal and the second makes an angle of 143 ° with the first cable. Find the tension of the first cable.

2. Relevant equations

Erm...I know it's something with sin or cosin.

3. The attempt at a solution

My teacher hasn't given us any equations that have to do with tension, so I am completely and utterly lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

It's multiple choice and the possible answers are

4000 N

6640 N

8310 N

3340 N

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# Homework Help: Find tension with two cables at different angles

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