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    ..\ a...b /
    ...\..... /
    T1 \.../ T2
    ..... \/
    .....2.8N
    A weight of 2.8N is supported by two strings.
    Everything is in equilibrium... so f=0
    angle a = 50
    angle b = 60
    Find the tension in each string, T1 and T2

    I can't figure out how to do this problem for the life of me.
    I'm guessing you have to form simultaneous equations of some sort...
    Any help would be appreciated
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    I can't figure out how to do this problem for the life of me.
    I'm guessing you have to form simultaneous equations of some sort...
    Any help would be appreciated
    Resolve the forces horizontally and vertically to give two seperate equations, then solve simultaneously. For example, horizontally you have

     T_1cos50 = T_2cos60
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    so the vertical is ?
    T_1sin50+T_2sin60=2.8
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    so the vertical is ?
    Thats it, then solve those simultaneously and you're done!
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    That looks correct, yes.
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    Thanks a lot mate . You saved me much headache
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    Nice ASCII art xD
 
 
 
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