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Homework Help: Tension hammock rope problem

  1. Sep 26, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 51.0kg person takes a nap in a backyard hammock. Both ropes supporting the hammock are at an angle of 19.0 above the horizontal. Find the tension in the ropes.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    t=25....i know its wrong...someone help PLEASE, i don't understand anything my professor teaches so i can never apply anything. -_-
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 26, 2009 #2
    Perhaps you should use another bracket for the expression
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