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    Im doing an M1 paper (ocr mei june 2006 m1) and cant figure out what to on figure 7
    I have drawn a triangle with alpha as an angle, and AB as the hypotenuse. Would i label the opposite as 147 to find the tension in AB?
    Am i approaching this in the right way. I suspect im making a mistake because my answer doesnt match the mark scheme?
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    Moved to maths.

    Can you give us a link or a picture of the question?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Moved to maths.

    Can you give us a link or a picture of the question?
    http://www.mei.org.uk/files/papers/m106ju_hwi4.pdf
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    (Original post by starwarsjedi123)
    Hi
    Im doing an M1 paper (ocr mei june 2006 m1) and cant figure out what to on figure 7
    I have drawn a triangle with alpha as an angle, and AB as the hypotenuse. Would i label the opposite as 147 to find the tension in AB?
    Am i approaching this in the right way. I suspect im making a mistake because my answer doesnt match the mark scheme?
    Thanks
    Not sure why you need to care about the opposite? Just resolve vertically:

    There is a vertical component T \sin \alpha (upward) of tension and a vertical downward component of weight 147 N
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