# Statics Tension, Spring, and, DownWard Force

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1. Feb 18, 2016

### Boba Fet

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

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I am Stuck getting Theta out of the last step of equation. I have found that theta is 35 by trial and error.( i wrote an excel program)

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Feb 19, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

My final equation is similar to yours, but not exactly the same:

$$\frac{P}{k}=\tan{\theta}\frac{(4-\cos{\theta})[\sqrt{5-4\cos{\theta}}-1]}{\sqrt{5-4\cos{\theta}}}$$

I didn't check my algebra, so I'm not sure of this.