Find the tensions t1 and t2.

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Homework Statement



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.

Homework Equations



Sum of all forces x

T2-T1cos(theta)=0

T1sin(theta)-mg=0

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?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
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A sketch is always helpful.
 
  • #3
got it thanks!
 

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