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Finding the Magnitude of Force in each of two vines

  1. Nov 2, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A gorilla is hanging from 2 vines, each with an angle of 30° from perpendicular.
    Find the Magnitude of the force of tension in each vine.
    Object mass is 3.10 x 10² kg

    I have made an attempt at this. I have attached my handwritten notes.
    Lots of feedback please.

    Thank you in advance!

    2. Relevant equations
    Fg=mg
    2Ft sin60=Fg

    3. The attempt at a solution
    m = 310 kg
    g = 9.81m/s²
    Fg = 310*9.81
    Fg = 3041.1N
    2Ft sin60 = Fg
    Ft = Fg/ (2)sin60
    Ft = 3041.1/ (2).866
    Ft= 3041.1/ 1.732
    Ft= 17.5583x 10²
     

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  3. Nov 2, 2015 #2

    Mister T

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    Is that 30° from vertical? If so, you're good!
     
  4. Nov 2, 2015 #3
    Yes. I'm sorry. The angle is from vertical.
     
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