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## Homework Statement

http://home.phys.ntnu.no/brukdef/undervisning/tfy4145/ovinger/Ov03.pdf

look at "oppgave 5".

In the problem, you have a massless string with 4 uniform masses attached symmetrically, and you are supposed to show that the implicit equation for x (and x = cos(alpha)) is correct. Each of the masses are L/5 apart and the distance between the two ends of the string is D.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I should be getting 5 equations for the 5 unkowns, but I am only getting 4 (the last 4 equations written on the paper)..

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1234158_10201385459335100_1607600845_n.jpg

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