(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A load on which the force of gravity is 46 N hands from the centre of a frictionless clothesline, pulling its centre down so that each half of the line makes an angle of 25° with the horizontal. What is the force of tension in the line?

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\Sigma[/tex]_{Y}= F_{T}- F_{G}

= 2F_{T}sin25° - F_{G}

3. The attempt at a solution

I found that F_{T}is equal to 46 N / 2sin25° [tex]\approx[/tex] 54 N. However, I don't understand if this is the force of tension in each half of the line, or through the whole line. Can someone help me understand this?

Thanks.

Michael

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