(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Mass hanging from the pulley in 50kg, the mass on the rope is 1kg. Please see attachment for details. The answer will be in terms on L.

2. Relevant equations

The sum of the forces in the y-direction and x-direction are equal to 0.

3. The attempt at a solution

Adding the moments at the pulley and equating them to 0; we have that T=50.

Now a free body diagram of the second weight. 2*50sin(x)=1, sinx=(1/100)=H/X

X=(L^2+H^2)^(1/2), substituding this in (1/100)=H/X, and solving for H, I find H=L/100.

Which is not the answer I have in the solutions.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Statics Problem: Weight Hanging from a Rope

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