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Homework Help: Tensions in the ropes

  1. Oct 24, 2005 #1
    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?
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2005
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 24, 2005 #2
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2005
  4. Oct 24, 2005 #3
    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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