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Homework Help: Forces and Angles question

  1. Jan 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A dog is pulling on two restraining chains exerting a maximum force of 500N. The chains, which are held by two steel stakes anchored in the ground, are 3m apart.
    Determine the tension in the chains when the angles are 60° and 40° with the "vertical".

    Also, is it possible for the dog to pull one of the stakes out if each is designed for a maximum direct force of 500N? Explain.

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