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Need help determining force behind certain vectors

  1. Aug 24, 2007 #1
    I need to find the forces in AB, CD, BE and BC

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    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2007 #2
    Are you planning on using Newton's Laws? They can give you a start.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2007 #3
    You can also use the sine rule since the system is in equilibrium. sina/a=sinb/b=sinc/c where a,b,c are the lengths of the sides and the sina/b/c represent the sine of the angle opposite the side a/b/c.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2007 #4
    Make a FBD of the weight with the 2 cables cut. Sum forces in the horiz and vert directions to get the force in each cable.
     
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