(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7491/staticsk.jpg [Broken]

Those weird squiqqles are supposed to represent springs. Not exactly an artist :D

2. Relevant equations

F = kx

3. The attempt at a solution

After drawing a fbd and breaking the tension into x and y components I got:

ΣF_{y}T(sinθ) =5

ΣF_{x}T(cosθ) = T(cosθ)

T = 5x since the force acting on the spring is T and k is given as 5.

I tried taking the given 4ft into consideration, I tried seeing if there was some substitution I could make to solve any of those equations. Been struggling for like an hour now...

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# Homework Help: Tensions in cable

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