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Using a uniform strut, a rigid brace hinged at the floor, a

person holds a 30-kg engine in equilibrium while it is being

repaired. The strut has a mass of 12.5 kg. A smooth rope passes

over a pulley at the end of the strut. (a) What is

the force exerted on the rope by the person? (Specify the direction

of this force by calculating the angle theta that the rope

makes with the horizontal.) (b)What forces are exerted by the

strut?

2. Relevant equations

Fx=0

Fy=0

T=rF=0

3. The attempt at a solution

Looking at the engine, Fy=0 so Tension=mg. I don't know where to go from here.

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# Homework Help: Statics rope problem

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