# Simple tension question

1. Sep 14, 2005

### gr3g1

hey guys,
nice fourm!

I just wanted to ask, in the diagram below i calculated that in each rope the force is 200KN, does that make sense?

That is 60 degrees

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2. Sep 14, 2005

### FredGarvin

You might want to check that again. 200 kN is about 45,000 pounds force. All from a 10 kg object?

Start with a free body diagram and Newton's first law in both x and y directions $$\Sigma F = 0$$ to get your equations of equilibrium.