1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Refer to figure please. 2. Relevant equations ∑Fy=0 before string is cut 3. The attempt at a solution I tried summing the two forces in the y direction before the strings were cut which would be the two tensions at a sin40° and minus the weight of the ball(mg). That gave me T in terms of mg. Then I summed the forces when the string was cut and got T minus mgcos40. Then I thought that would be my ratio but my answer didnt match that of the solution. Help Please!!