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Homework Help: Need help collapsing a stadium! (tension in crosswire supports)

  1. Apr 25, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I need to find the force of tension in 5 pairs of cross wire supports (10 wires total) 15-25 feet off the ground that support an average high school football stadium.

    2. Relevant equations
    Sum of F = Ft + ?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I don't even know where to start... =[
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 25, 2010 #2
    Wind forces have something to do with it, but there are also indeterminate forces arising from construction itself whose requirements for robustness might be more demanding than the wind forces.
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