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    Can someone help me out on how to do these two parts oft the question.
    I don't get how to work out tension :/
    Thanks in advance
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    For part (a), you need to draw all the arrows head-to-tail (without changing the angles, just by moving them around). They should make a complete quadrilateral, with no gaps, if the forces balance.

    For part (b), you need to split the tension, T, into horizontal, T_h, and vertical, T_v, components. Then, If Drag is D, Lift is L and Weight is W:

    

T_h = D

T_v + W = L

    Then you use Pythagorus:

    

T^2 = T^2_v + T^2_h
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    (Original post by Qwertish)
    For part (a), you need to draw all the arrows head-to-tail (without changing the angles, just by moving them around). They should make a complete quadrilateral, with no gaps, if the forces balance.

    For part (b), you need to split the tension, T, into horizontal, T_h, and vertical, T_v, components. Then, If Drag is D, Lift is L and Weight is W:

    

T_h = D

T_v + W = L

    Then you use Pythagorus:

    

T^2 = T^2_v + T^2_h
    Thx well explained
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    (Original post by 123formyabc)
    Thx well explained
    No problem
 
 
 
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