# A level mechanics help

a smooth ring is threaded on a light inextensible string. the ends of the string are attached to a horizontal ceiling, and make angles of 30 and 60 degrees with the ceiling respectively. The ring is held in equilibrium by a horizontal force of magnitude 8N. WHats the tension
Original post by egghead3939
a smooth ring is threaded on a light inextensible string. the ends of the string are attached to a horizontal ceiling, and make angles of 30 and 60 degrees with the ceiling respectively. The ring is held in equilibrium by a horizontal force of magnitude 8N. WHats the tension

A diagram always helps, but resolving forces is obviously the way to go.
Upload what youve tried.
Original post by mqb2766
A diagram always helps, but resolving forces is obviously the way to go.
Upload what youve tried.

how do i upload image?
Original post by egghead3939
how do i upload image?

When you reply, there is a toolbar at the top with a camera icon on. Press it.
Original post by mqb2766
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i dont see it. Im on pc rn so idk if thats y. I can tell you thaat when i equate horizontally i basically get sqrt(3)T1=T2+16 and I get stuck on that if that helps
Original post by egghead3939
i dont see it. Im on pc rn so idk if thats y. I can tell you thaat when i equate horizontally i basically get sqrt(3)T1=T2+16 and I get stuck on that if that helps

If its a ring on a string, how is t1 related to t2?
Original post by mqb2766
If its a ring on a string, how is t1 related to t2?

so like surely the string has 2 different tesions. 1 on each side of the mass
Original post by egghead3939
so like surely the string has 2 different tesions. 1 on each side of the mass

Its a smooth ring on a string, so how are the tensions different?
And in the words of Leslie Nielsen, im not called shirley.
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Original post by mqb2766
Its a smooth ring on a string, so how are the tensions different?
And in the words of Leslie Nielsen, im not called shirley.

good point. Ill take another look