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Find the tension in each of the cords

  1. Feb 8, 2008 #1
    tension problem....plz help!!!!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A mass of 10 kg is suspended from a ceiling by teo cords that make angles of 30 deg an 45 deg with the ceiling. Find the tension in each of the cords?

    2. Relevant equations

    something like t1 cos(30) = t2cos(45)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    something like t1 cos(30) = t2cos(45)
    plz help me with this
    thankyou
     

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  3. Feb 8, 2008 #2
    What do you know about the net force in the x and y directions?

    I would start by writing a sums of forces equation for the x direction and a sums of forces equation for the y direction. From here, see what you can algebraically manipulate to get what you want.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2008 #3
    get 2 equations, sum of forces in x, sum of forces in y.

    and solve for your 2 unknown tensions by system of equations
     
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