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

3 wires and unknown tensions: Tab, Tbc, Tbd

Flowerpot being suspended in equilibrium

Code (Text):

Fx = .05Tab - 0.728Tbc - 0.728Tbd = 0 lbs

Fy = -.05Tab + 0.485Tbc + 0.485Tbd = 20 lbs (weight of flower pot)

Fz = 0Tab + 0.485Tbc - 0.485Tbd = 0 lbs

2. Relevant equations

Is it possible to find tension in one of these wires?

3. The attempt at a solution

Using Cramers rule, came up with

which was incorrect.Code (Text):-14.1232/0.117855

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