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Scott McKinnon

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## Homework Statement

https://imgur.com/KANlHh9

The problem and my equation for finding the tension in rope one are shown in the image above. I am stuck on finding the tension for the horizontal component of the second rope's tension and finding the angle theta

## Homework Equations

F=ma

F=T-W

## The Attempt at a Solution

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To find the tension in rope 2 I have tried to find the vertical component first, here's a run-down of what I did.

Fy=T2y-Wy

ma=T2y-mg

0=T2y-mg (since the penguin is at rest a=0)

T2y=mg

T2y=6.00kg*9.8m/s^2

T2y=58.8N

And for the horizontal component, I think the equation would go something like this?

Fx=T2x?

For angle theta I need more than one component to solve for, so at this point I can't, but if I had the x and y compenents I could just use tan^-1 adj/opp.

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