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Prove Static Equilibrium Problem, Please help soon

  1. Sep 24, 2005 #1
    In my Physics 231 class (Calculus Based) I was given a homework problem asking me to prove the following equation. It had a picture attached but the equation was:

    Tan (theta) = 1 + (2M / m)

    The two (m) represent different masses balanced in equilibrium while hanging with 3 tension forces none of which are connected to the other mass. If you need anymore information just post what you need below. Thank you.


    |
    / |
    / |
    | / (theta)
    | /__________
    | \ M
    \ /
    \ /
    45 Degrees \ / 45 Degrees
    ______|______
    |
    m
     
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