Tensions in the ropes

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A ball is hanging from two ropes conjoining into one.One leads horizontally to the left and the other up at a 30 degree angle from the ceiling.



The ball weighs 8.0N
what are the tensions on T1 and T2?

How can i start on this?
 
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Start of with a free body diagram. Always draw a free body diagram with these types of problems. Then identify all the forcecs. Then sum up the forces in the x and y directions.
 
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Well, tension is equal to the force that is applied. So if the object stands in a position of rest you know the sum of some component is zero. Ask yourself the question; in what direction those components act and how can you calculate them.
 

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