Two identical, perfectly smooth 71.2 {\rm N} bowling balls 21.7 {\rm cm} in diameter are hung together from the same hook in the ceiling by means of two thin, light wires, as shown in the figure. The balls are touching with an angle of 50 degrees between the two wires split evenly between the balls.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

find the tension in each wire:

i know that the top angle is 50 so each right triangle must be 25,65,90. the force opposing tension is gravity so if i find gravity i can change the sign and find tension. i did cos(65)*71.2 and got 30 newtons. is this method correct?

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# Homework Help: Hanging Balls tension problem

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