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## Homework Statement

The system is in equilibrium with the center string exactly horizontal. Find T1, T2, T3, and theta

## Homework Equations

T1cos(angle1)-T2cos(angle2)=0

T1sin(angle1)+T2(angle2)-mass1=0

## The Attempt at a Solution

Currently working on mass 1

When making free body diagrams for this problem, I think it makes more sense to use the two points at which the three ropes connect ( a and b) rather than the masses, due to the rope joining the two. I can't figure out how to incorporate this into the equations. I thought 90 degrees was correct, but that answer was illogical. I think if I'm able to find an angle for T2, the rest of the problem will fall into place.

Thank you for your help :)