(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A light inextensible string ABC is fixed at point C. Two particles, each of weight W are attached to the string by A and B. The system is held in equilibrium by a horizontal force of magnitude 2W acting on particle A.

Find (a) the tensions in AB and BC, and (b) the inclinations of AB and BC to the verticle.

2. The attempt at a solution

I understand that the verticle and horizontal components should cancel out as it is in equilibrium.

I have a page scribbled with attempts at finding an answer, however, I am so unsure of myself that I don't wish to stick to any of my techniques as a conclusion. Could someone please hint me through this problem.

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# Hanging masses in equilibrium

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