1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 2.3 kg ball tied to a string fixed to the ceiling is pulled to one side by a force to an angle of 26.8° from the ceiling. (a) Just before the ball is released and allowed to swing back and forth, how large is the force that is holding the ball in position? _________ N (b) Just before the ball is released and allowed to swing back and forth, what is the tension in the string? __________N 2. Relevant equations F=ma? 3. The attempt at a solution I have attempted to draw the FBD for this problem and I understand what the FBD is trying to say but I cannot get the answers for the life of me. Is the force that is holding the ball in position pulling from the horizontal direction or in the vertical direction?