A mass m= 9.3 kg is suspended from a sting of length L=1.57 m. It revolves in horizontal circle. The tangential speed of the mass is 3.14 m/s. What is the angle theta between the string and the vertical in degrees?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I started off by using the equations Lsin theta= mv^2/ r and Lcos theta=mg

Solving the second one for L and plugging into the first gave me mgsin theta/ cos theta= mv^2/r. I then plugged in my numbers to get 91.14 sin theta/ cos theta = 116.8. Since sin/cos= tan, I simplified to get 91.14 tan theta= 116.8, using inverse tan to get an answer of 52 deg. This wasn't right... can someone help me?

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