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Homework Help: Magnitude and direction of tension in a suspended and frictionless pulley

  1. Nov 17, 2011 #1
    [PLAIN]http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12942474909/1/tumblr_lutva4tbpB1qml28n [Broken]
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 17, 2011 #2
    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.
  4. Nov 17, 2011 #3
  5. Nov 17, 2011 #4
    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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