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A moveable bin and its contents have a combined weight of 2.8 kN. Determine the shortest chain sling ACB that can be used to lift the loaded bin if the tension in the chain is not to exceed 5 kN.

So the picture given is a crate with h = 0.7m and base 1.2m with the corners labeled A and B.

Point C is above, centered of the crate between A and B with the connected chain to another. Point C is the location of interest being as this is where all the forces are acting.

My problem lies within finding this shortest length for the chain sling. I have drawn my FBD by trying to resolve my forces into components, I just lack the values for the angles. I'm sure with some basic geometry I will get this values. Also since I am dealing with a max force, am I to assume that the vertical force acting along the y-axis of point C is to be the 5 kN?

If anyone can give some advice, I would be greatly appreciative. I do not need an answer drawn out, just a little motivation that I am on the right track. Thanks!

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