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Tension in a chain sling

  1. Aug 14, 2010 #1
    [PLAIN]http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7903/staticsproblem.jpg [Broken]

    I don't know where to start with this because I'm unsure as to how the force is distributed in the chain.
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  3. Aug 16, 2010 #2


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    The tension force in the chain (of negligible mass) is constant throughout its length, and is given. You must use statics and trig to find its length.
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