# Tension between two objects hanging

1. Nov 18, 2006

### lizzyb

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How do we determine the tension of the string in the middle of the two objects? Let the tensions be T_1, T_2, and T_3, left to right:

I tried

$$\sum F_x = T_2 - \cos \theta T_1 = 0$$
$$\sum F_y = \sin \theta T_1 - mg = 0$$

for the other object it is similar. Is there something wrong with this? I can calculated T_2 without regard to the other object. Should I not include both the objects in F_y? thanx!

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2. Nov 18, 2006