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Magnitude and direction of tension in a suspended and frictionless pulley

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The masses are suspended, therefore you can assume the system is in equilibrium, and all of the component forces = 0. Form an equation (or 2) for this.
 
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How?
 
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Ʃfy = 0
Ʃfx = 0

There are your 2 statements, resolve the forces you have into component forces, apply the statements above, and you will get the correct answer.
 

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