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Homework question

  1. Oct 14, 2005 #1
    i need help on this question.
    a picture is hung on a wall. the wire is 40in. long and the eyelits that the wire is connected to are 39in. apart. the weight of the picture frame is 8lbs. what is the tension on the wire?
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  3. Oct 14, 2005 #2


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    This is a statics problem. It is best to draw a picture - it doesn't have to be super accurate, but just show what's going on. Then label the forces and moments involved and sum them in each coordinate direction. Hint: the wire will make a triangle because it is longer than the eyelits are apart.
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