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## Homework Statement

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?

## Homework Equations

[tex]\Sigma[/tex]

_{Y}= F

_{T}- F

_{G}

= 2F

_{T}sin25° - F

_{G}

## 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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