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Tension Problem Help!

  • Thread starter Darkfire25
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  • #1
How would you solve a problem as follows:

There is a 55N weight suspended by two ropes. The ropes make angles of 45 and 75 degrees with the ceiling. Determine the tension in the two ropes.


I've tried a few things but none have worked. Vectors test tomorrow and these type of questions kill me. Any help is most appreciated! Preferably step by step :)
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
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Show us your work, show us what you have done so far.
 
  • #3
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1. A vector, here the tension, can be resolved into 2 component vectors that makes your calculation easier.
2. For vector of same or opposite direction, simple arithmetics can be applied.
3. For a body in equilibrium, the net forces in any direction equal to zero.

From above you can deduce equations with given data.
 

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