1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Fb is the spring balance which measures the total tension in the string. So T1 + T2 = Fb The system is at rest so a = 0. Weight W is hanging as shown in the diagram. T1 corresponds with angle α and T2 corresponds with angle β. ONLY THE HORIZONTAL FORCE CONTRIBUTES TO THE AMOUNT IN FB! Find the horizontal components of the force exerted by each string. 2. Relevant equations T - mg = ma T1x + T2x = Fb 3. The attempt at a solution I know that Force 1*cos(α) + Force 2*cos(β) = Fb Is Force 1 = Force 2 = W? Or is it Force 1 = Force 2 = 2W?