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A mass of 17kg is supported statically by two strings. T2 has a magnitude of 150N at β=45° to the right of the vertical. (a)Calculate the vector T1. (b) If T2 was acting vertically downwards with the same magnitude as in (a) calculate T1.

2. Relevant equations

0=T1sinα-T2sinβ

0=T2cosβ+T1cosα-mg

3. The attempt at a solution

I calculated T1 for the first part and found it to be 122.1N at 60.31° to the left of the vertical. I'm not sure how to do the second part.

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# Homework Help: Mass supported by two strings

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