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# Tension watch

1. Can someone help me out on how to do these two parts oft the question.
I don't get how to work out tension :/
2. 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, , into horizontal, , and vertical, , components. Then, If Drag is , Lift is and Weight is :

Then you use Pythagorus:

3. (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, , into horizontal, , and vertical, , components. Then, If Drag is , Lift is and Weight is :

Then you use Pythagorus:

Thx well explained
4. (Original post by 123formyabc)
Thx well explained
No problem

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