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Homework Help: Statics: Find the Tension

  1. Sep 1, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    [PLAIN]http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2106/241s.png [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations

    ΣF = ma

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm really confused here, is using ΣF = ma even possible to find the tension here? Or do I have to utilize some other method, like law of sines?
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  3. Sep 1, 2011 #2


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    The system is in equilibrium, so a = 0 . You might want to draw a free body diagram of member BC and sum moments about B, where the sum of moments (and forces) about B must equal _____??
  4. Sep 1, 2011 #3
    I think I figured it out for the most part, thanks for the hint.
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