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An aerialist is walking a wire of length 8 meters. He is being pulled from the edge with a rope that is 3 m in length. The person weighs 720 N and is in equilibrium. Determine a) the tension of the wire, b) the tension of the rope

2. Relevant equations

Since the person is in equilibrium, the resulting Force is 0.

The resultant must be the Tension vector of the wire + the tension vector of the rope + the weight vector of person.

(R = T_w + T_r + W = 0)

T_w = T_w(i) + 0(j) <--- i is the x component, and j is the y component

T_r = -T_r(i) + 0(j)

W = 0(i) - 720(j)

3. The attempt at a solution

Is this right?, is T_w the same magnitude on both sides?

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