Originally Posted bysalvavida

You know that the sum of the loads/tensions on/in the two wires sums to

1019g Newtons:

and that the original lengths and the extensions of the wires are equal.

If and are the Youngs moduli of the two wires (Presumably your 's)

and and their crossectional areas then if and are the

tensions in the two wires we have:

and:

but the original length and the extension of each wire are

equal so:

.

Equations and should allow you to solve

for the two loads and

RonL