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

To carry a 100-pound cylindrical weight, two workers lift on the ends of short ropes tied to an eyelet on the top center of the cylinder. One rope makes a 20 degree angle away from the vertical, and the other makes a 30 degree angle.

(a) Find each rope's tension if the resultant force is vertical.

(b) Find the vertical component of each worker's force.

3. The attempt at a solution

Since there is no acceleration, that means that the vertical component of both tensions added together is equal to the weight of the cylinder, and the horizonal components added are equal to 0.

[tex]F_{T1}Sin70 + F_{T2}Sin60 = 100[/tex]

[tex]F_{T1}Cos70 + F_{T2}Cos60 = 0[/tex]

I'm not sure what to do in these problems, I've never been able to properly answer them.

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