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A climber is suspended between two cliffs and is closer to the left cliff. The left part of the rope makes an angle of 65 to the cliff and the right part an angle of 80 to the cliff. The climber weighs 535N.

2. Relevant equations

Trigonometry...

3. The attempt at a solution

What I did at first was assume that the verticle force on the two sides is equal, then use Trig. to calculate the two tensions, but the answers I got seemed way off...And as I think of it more I think the two Y tensions of the ropes may not be 535/2 as I first thought...So I'm stuck here...

I keep re-reading my book for clarification, but I can't seem to grasp what I must do.

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# Homework Help: Tension with Different Angles

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