1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A mass of 5 kg is tied to two strings of equal length, which are attached to a vertical pole at points 2.o m apart. As the pole rotates about its axis, the strings make a right angle with each other. Also, the mass makes 2 revolutions per second. a) the tension in each string b) the speed of revolution that makes the lower string go slack 2. Relevant equations F net = F c ( Centripetal force) 3. The attempt at a solution I calculated the total centripal force acting on the mass. FNET = Fc Fc = mv^2 / r = m ( 2pi r (revolutions) ) ^2 / R Fc = 790 I know that the FNETy = 0 because the object is always forming that angle and is constant at it. Therefore, Force in the y direction on the mass = the total of the forces in the y direction for both the strings and of the mass. I came up with the equation, 0 = T1 ( top string) SIN 45 - T2 ( bottom string) SIN 45 - MG 0 = T1 ( top string) SIN 45 - T2 ( bottom string) SIN 45 - 10 (5) 0 = T1 ( top string) SIN 45 - T2 ( bottom string) SIN 45 - 50 I do not know how to get the forces in the x direction for the strings. Please help.