1. Two people of equal mass are holding opposite ends of a rope and lean back 15 degrees with the vertical. What is the tension in the rope exerted by each person?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This is how attempted to solve this.

So tension is created by the force of gravity from them leaning back. So I drew a force diagram sum of the tensions in the X direction should be 0. So I found the force gravity in the X direction using Tan15=T/MG which gives me MGtan15=T.

Is this the correct way to set up the problem?

Thanks

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