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Tension Problem

  1. Jun 2, 2009 #1
    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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  3. Jun 2, 2009 #2

    nvn

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    I can't see the diagram yet. Perhaps you could describe the diagram.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2009 #3

    Doc Al

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    That's incorrect. What are the horizontal and vertical components of that 50 N force?
     
  5. Jun 2, 2009 #4
    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
  6. Jun 2, 2009 #5

    nvn

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    ride4life: I agree with Doc Al. Your current answer is incorrect.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2009 #6
    adjacent
     
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