I am having trouble with a HW question that has been driving me crazy for a few days now. I have to solve for W ( a hanging weight) that will not cause either T1 or T2 to exceed 1050N. So far I have drawn the free body diagram that is attached as a word doc, and the angles I found based on the dimensions given. The problem gives T3 as 680N and shows the slope to be 8/5. This causes (I think) T3 and T2 to be directly in line with each other. I feel like I am letting this fact throw me off. Also, when I start trying to break up each one into component vectors, it seems that I have too many unknowns. I have tried several different approaches but each leads me to an incorrect answer. The book gives a range for W of 0 < W < 609N.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Can you help me figure this one out? Atleast lead me in the right direction? Thanks.

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# Stuck on Statics problem

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