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Homework Help: Finding a length of a cable, in static equilibrium

  1. Sep 15, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find H as a function of L and X


    2. Relevant equations
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/project1questoin.png/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/project1questoin.png/

    3. The attempt at a solution
    my answer came out to a ridiculous solution and I am not really sure if it is right

    H=sqrt((L*sqrt(4x^2+40x-L^2-200) + 20 *(x-5))/(2)).
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 16, 2011 #2
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