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Homework Help: Find the angle

  1. Nov 26, 2011 #1
    b]1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data[/b]
    A 5kg mass is suspended from a cord. The mass is held as shown with a horizontal 23N force. Find the angle

    2. Relevant equations
    Fnet=ƩFi=0

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am not sure about the right way to find the angle but the variables given are force and the mass should I use the weight to find the angle? Is this a obtuse triangle?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     

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  3. Nov 26, 2011 #2
    The only thing my professor told me when I had difficulty with these types of problems was to use components. I would recommend drawing a picture or diagram with all the forces acting on the mass, that should make it easier to solve.
     
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