# Homework Help: Tension Problem

1. Jun 2, 2009

### ride4life

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A 10 kg block is at rest on a frictionless surface. The block is attached by a light inelastic string to a rigid wall. A force of 50 N is applied to the mass as shown in the diagram (attachment).

2. Relevant equations
The tension in the string is
a 148N
a 50N
c 43.3N
d 25N

3. The attempt at a solution
I think the tension on the string is 25N because sin30 is 0.5, and 0.5 x 50 = 25

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2. Jun 2, 2009

### nvn

I can't see the diagram yet. Perhaps you could describe the diagram.

3. Jun 2, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

That's incorrect. What are the horizontal and vertical components of that 50 N force?

4. Jun 2, 2009

### ride4life

There's a 10kg blck at rest on a frictionless surface. On the left of it is a string attached to it which is attached to the rigid wall as well. On the right a force of 50N is applied to it at 30 degrees to the horizontal.

Last edited: Jun 2, 2009
5. Jun 2, 2009