A ball hangs from a string on the rear view mirror of a car. The car is accelerating, causing the string to be at an angle theta with the vertical. If the car is accelerating at 1.0m/s2 and the mass of the ball is 4kg, what is the magnitude of the tension on the string, and at what angle is it?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Fx) -T* Sin (theta) = MA

Fy) T*Cos(theta) -w=0

MA= 4 * 9.8 = 39.2

W= 39.2 + (4 * 1.0)= 43.2

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Fx) -T * Sin (theta)= 39.2

Fy) T * Cos (Theta) -43.2 = 0

Fy) T * Cos (Theta) = 43.2

Could somone point me in the right direction for the next step in finding T? I'm not very strong in math and I'm not sure were to go from here.

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