Static Equilibrium With Spring

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A 50 lb weight is supported by a wire attached to a pulley at point B. The Pulley rests on wire ABC. If the tension in wire ABC is equal to 70lb determine the angle [tex]\phi[/tex] necessary to keep point B in balance


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I Know there is some force acting from C to D. There is also some spring force acting from C to E. What I don't understand is how to model the FBD with the tension force ABC and 50lb weight at point C

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Homework Statement


statics.jpg
(rotate picture 90 degree clockwise)
A 50 lb weight is supported by a wire attached to a pulley at point B. The Pulley rests on wire ABC. If the tension in wire ABC is equal to 70lb determine the angle [tex]\phi[/tex] necessary to keep point B in balance


Homework Equations


F=ks



The Attempt at a Solution



I Know there is some force acting from C to D. There is also some spring force acting from C to E. What I don't understand is how to model the FBD with the tension force ABC and 50lb weight at point C

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

The problem is asking for the angle [tex]\phi[/tex] when the pulley is in equilibrium. Draw a free body diagram of the pulley only. The weight is given and the tension in the rope on each side of the pulley is give. So use Newton's first law in the x direction and in the y direction, to solve for the angle.
 

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