# Homework Help: Torque and equil

1. Nov 5, 2009

### Notorious123

Hanging mass.
A string of negligible mass and length L (see Fig. 1) has its ends xed at points A and B, with point
B displaced horizontally from A by a distance w < L, and vertically by a distance h <
mass m, hung from a small frictionless pulley, is allowed to move freely along the string until it comes
to equilibrium, the pulley located a horizontal distance x to the right of A and vertical distance y below
point A.
 What are the angles 1 and 2 at equilibrium?
 What are the values of x and y at equilibrium?
 What are the lengths of string segments L1 and L2 at equilibrium? (L1 + L2 = L)
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