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Homework Help: Simple tension question

  1. Sep 14, 2005 #1
    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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  3. Sep 14, 2005 #2

    FredGarvin

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    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 [tex]\Sigma F = 0[/tex] to get your equations of equilibrium.
     
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