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Problem:

Two ropes in a vertical plane exert equal magnitude forces on a hanging weight but pull with an angle of 86 degrees between them. What pull does each one exert if their resultant pull is 372 newtons directly upward?

2. Relevant equations

Use sin and cos method??

3. The attempt at a solution

I did 372 sin 86 and 372 cos 86 and got 371 and 25...however I'm sure it's wrong because it does not add up to 372, but does equal to the magnitude of 86 degrees. Don't know what I am missing..help!!

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# Homework Help: Vector Question on ropes

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