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1. Determine the tension in each of the ropes holding the object. Rope T1 is at an angle of 60 degrees, rope T2 is at an angle of 55 degrees, the suspended block has a mass of 300kg.

2. w = mg

3. 300kg * 9.8 m/s = 2940 N, or the weight of the block, but since this I've just divided the weight by the sin of each rope's given angle. Completely baffled and very tired, looking for a push in the right direction so my brain can worky again.

The answers are:

T1 = 1862 N , T2 = 1620 N but I have no clue how to arrive at them

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# Homework Help: Tension Problem (two ropes + weight)

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