I really could use help on this one! I got this one wrong on the last test, it was driving me crazy. Spent almost half the time trying to figure it out.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Two wires support a beam of length L=16. A box hangs from a wire which is connected a distance of 12 m from the left edge of the beam. The tension in the left support wire is 500 N and the tension in the right support wire is 600 N. What is the mass of the box? DATA: acceleration of gravity=9.80 m/s2

My next test is today, thank you incredibly much if you can help me figure out what I was doing wrong here.

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# Homework Help: Tension problem!

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