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    there are 5 spheres joined together by inextensible strings. the total air resistance acting upwards on the spheres is 0.5mg. i have to find the tension in each of the 4 strings when
    a. the air resistance on each sphere is 1/10mg
    b. when the air resistance on the uppermost sphere is 3/10mg and the air resistance on each of the 4 spheres is 1/20mg

    i have been trying for ages i just cant work it out !!!!

    thanks (any help will be grateful)
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    sorry the total air resistance piece isnt included in this question so ignore the 0.5mg
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    (Original post by mickymouse1995)
    there are 5 spheres joined together by inextensible strings. the total air resistance acting upwards on the spheres is 0.5mg. i have to find the tension in each of the 4 strings when
    a. the air resistance on each sphere is 1/10mg
    b. when the air resistance on the uppermost sphere is 3/10mg and the air resistance on each of the 4 spheres is 1/20mg

    i have been trying for ages i just cant work it out !!!!

    thanks (any help will be grateful)
    Is the top sphere fixed in position and are the spheres identical? It might help to draw a diagram, and post your thoughts
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    the spheres are identical. i have to go to lesson now so i will post a pic and my ideas later. thanks anyways xxx
 
 
 
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