A picture hangs on the wall suspended by two strings, as shown in Figure 6-24, with = 72°. The tension in string 1 is 2.0 N. Tha angle of the second string is 32°.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So because I am an idiot and keep getting sin and cos confused (stupid mistake), I have one last submission on this problem and was hoping someone could tell me whether or not I am following the correct path.

Verify your answer to part (a) by calculating the tension in string 2.

Since the forces of x will cancel one another, you know

2cos72 = xcos32

x = .72877N

(c) What is the weight of the picture

The weight T=mg would just be the sum of the tensions in the Y direction divided by 9.8 correct??

In this case M = 2sin72 + .7287sin32/9.8

= .236

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# Homework Help: Simple Tension ProblemCan you confirm that I am doing it Right?

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