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Static equalibriam's

  1. Nov 19, 2009 #1
    ok, I am preparing for a test and I can not find this explained simply online.

    how do I find the force of tension on two ropes supporting a box (mg=98N) if the angle that the ropes form are not equal to one another?

    please help? D:

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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
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  3. Nov 20, 2009 #2


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    Hi yyttr2! :smile:
    Call one T1 and the other T2, and then either draw a vector triangle, or take components in some suitable direction (perpendicular to either string is fastest). :wink:

    Why is that worrying you? :smile:
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