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My books doesn't seem to give a good explanation of tension vectors. I was hoping someone on here could explain them better.

I put the picture from the book up.

The two questions with pictures are the one's I'm having trouble with.

In case you can't read them:

The one with the red box says,

A 112.1-kg sign is hung from two strings as shown below. What is the tension in each string?

[tex]\theta[/tex] = 35.0 degrees on the string going to the right and [tex]\theta[/tex] = 50.0 degrees

The second question with the fish says,

A fisherman is deisplaying his prize catch by hanging it as illustrated below. The horizontal string in the hanging apparatus is weak and will only be able to stand a tension of 13.0 pounds before it breaks. What is the maximum weight for a fish to hang on this system?

T= 13.0 lbs max [tex]\theta[/tex] = 40.0 degrees

I get think I get the concept it's the math and finding what information I already know that's giving me the trouble.

Thanks for any help.

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# Homework Help: Tension vectors

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