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## Homework Statement

A chandelier with mass m is attached to the ceiling of a large concert hall by two cables. Because the ceiling is covered with intricate architectural decorations (not indicated in the figure, which uses a humbler depiction), the workers who hung the chandelier couldn't attach the cables to the ceiling directly above the chandelier. Instead, they attached the cables to the ceiling near the walls. Cable 1 has tension T

_{1}and makes an angle of [tex]\theta[/tex]1 with the ceiling. Cable 2 has tension T

_{2}and makes an angle of [tex]\theta[/tex]2 with the ceiling.

Find the forces in the x direction.

Find an expression for T

_{1}, the tension in cable 1, that does not depend on T

_{2}.

## Homework Equations

F

_{T}= ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

Would I be correct in saying that the total F

_{tx}= mgsin[tex]\theta[/tex]1+mgsin[tex]\theta[/tex]2? If so, I would take that and add it to mgcos[tex]\theta[/tex]1+mgcos[tex]\theta[/tex]2 for the total.

P.S This is my first post so I apologize if anything is in the wrong place.