Can someone help me with this problem? I am stuck. So far I have: net Force (x) = T1cos30 - T2cos(θ) = 0 net Force (y) = T1sin30 + T2sin(θ) - 120N - 400N = 0 From equation 1 ---> cosθ = (T1cos30)/T2 I attached a picture of the problem. Not sure my y-equation is correct How do I find T1 & T2
Split the two tensions into x and y components and then apply the laws for equilibrium: ∑F_{x}=0 ∑F_{y}=0 ∑M=0
I set the equations up and set them equal to zero but I don't know how to solve them for any of my unknowns.
You have 2 equations with 3 unknowns, you need to take moments about a point to get a third equation.