A mass of 5.00 kg hangs attached to three strings as shown in the figure (see image below). Find the tension in each string. Hint: Consider the equilibrium of the point where the strings join.
The Attempt at a Solution
Well finding the tension in string 3 (T3) was relatively easy:
mass of the block = 5.00 kg
g = 10 ms-2
w = 5.00 x 10 = 50 N
It is the other two (T1 and T2) i'm not sure. In fact I'm at lost with what I learned in class and applying. I noticed the problem states a hint (equilibrium where strings join) but I'm not seeing how this information can be used.
**LINK TO THE PICTURE**: http://postimage.org/image/63m5xydbj/