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Find the tensions t1 and t2.

  1. Feb 14, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the tensions T1 and T2. The 18 kg mass is at rest. T1 is attached to a vertical wall horizontally and T2 is attached to a horizontal wall vertically with T1 at and angle of 50 degree from the ceiling.

    2. Relevant equations

    Sum of all forces x

    T2-T1cos(theta)=0

    T1sin(theta)-mg=0

    3. The attempt at a solution

    T2=m(g)+tan(theta) = 177.2 N for T2 and that is not the right answer. Any thing wrong with my equations?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 14, 2012 #2
    A sketch is always helpful.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 #3
    got it thanks!
     
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