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Hanging sign question - equillibrium (with picture)

  1. Nov 2, 2008 #1
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    a beam is coming vertically from the wall, and a cord is coming diagonally from the wall. they are both supporting a signhanging from the end. what is the angle of the cord?

    i don't even know where to begin.
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2008 #2

    PhanthomJay

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    I don't believe you worded the problem correctly. It appears it asking you to find theta if the cord tension is at its maximum rating of 650N.
     
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