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Homework Help: Rope pulling a box

  1. Feb 19, 2010 #1
    1. A rope is attached to a block. The rope pulls on the block with a force of 225 N, at an angle of 30 degrees to the horizontal (this force is equal to the tension in the rope).

    What is the x-component of the force on the block due to the rope?
    What is the y-component of the force on the block due to the rope?

    3. I have tried dividing the force by the cos of 30. Thats all I can think of to do as I missed class the day we went over this but any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. Feb 19, 2010 #2


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    Think about the relationships between sine, cosine, opposite side, adjacent side, and hypotenuse. Thinking about the Pythagorean theorem couldn't hurt either.
  4. Feb 19, 2010 #3
    First off draw a diagram of the question. Then label the horizontal and vertical axis with the two components then
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