1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two supporting wires keep a flagpole in its vertical position. The horizontal components of the tensions in the supporting wires must be equal and opposite, otherwise the pole will move laterally. The vertical components may be different. The longer wire forms a 30 degree angle with the ground, and the shorter wire forms a 45 degree angle with the ground. a Calculate the ratio of the tension in the shorter wire to the tension in the longer wire. b If the tension in the shorter wire is 600 N, calculate the magnitude of the tension in the longer wire. (Refer to picture) in the word document. 2. Relevant equations basic trigonometry: sine, cosine, tan, possibly cosine/sine rules 3. The attempt at a solution I am not sure, what to do with this problem. I have attempted it, but haven't a clue how to do it correctly. Please help. I've just started this topic, and haven't been taught this yet.