(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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.

aCalculate the ratio of the tension in the

shorter wire to the tension in the longer wire.

bIf 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.

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# Homework Help: Vector problem: flagpole with wires at different angle

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