1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 100 g bead is free to slide along an 80 cm long piece of string ABC. The ends of the string are attached to a vertical pole at A and C, which are 40 cm apart. When the pole is rotated about its axis, AB becomes horizontal I know this question has been posted before but i am not sure if i understand it properly 2. Relevant equations a=v^2/r F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution I have broken down the F in its components Fy and Fx. I calculated the angle to be 53 degrees. I used newtons second law Ftx(cos53) = mg and Fty(sin53) = mg to get the tensions for the 2 string components. For the string AB there is only a horizontal component Ftx(cos0) = mg. If i sum these up, did I correctly calculate the net force of tension exerted onto the strings?