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## Homework Statement

Two cables are tied together at C as shown below. Knowing that the maximum tension in each cable is 800N, determine:

a) the force in P that can be applied on C

b) The corresponding value of a

Link to diagram

http://www.chegg.com/homework-help/two-cables-tied-together-c-loaded-shown-knowing-maximum-allo-chapter-2-problem-61p-solution-9780077414214-exc

## Homework Equations

sine law

## The Attempt at a Solution

So basically I drew a FBD, and realized that you can have a max of 800N in each rope. However, what I'm stuck on is trying to rearrange the diagram so I can solve it using the sine law. It seems I'm always having two unknown angles and one unknown side.I need some help with trying to decipher the force triangle.