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    Question: an object weighing 500N is suspended from 2 ropes that are attached to the ceiling 1.5m apart. the other end of the rope is attached to a point on the top of the object. the ropes are 1.0 m and 1.3m in length. Calculate the tension in each rope.

    How do i do this? Please help. I have a test tmrw on this and i am very confused. Thanks.
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    Re: find tension in each rope - Vectors

    Quote Originally Posted by onehundredpercenteffort View Post
    Question: an object weighing 500N is suspended from 2 ropes that are attached to the ceiling 1.5m apart. the other end of the rope is attached to a point on the top of the object. the ropes are 1.0 m and 1.3m in length. Calculate the tension in each rope.

    How do i do this? Please help. I have a test tmrw on this and i am very confused. Thanks.
    Start with finding the angles in the triangle formed by the ropes and ceiling, using the cosine law and/or sine law. Can you do this part?
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