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    a painting is held between 2 cables...find the tension in each cable

    a 100 newton painting is held by 2 cables. they are at a angle of 80 and 70 to the horizontal

    please show steps to the solution....
    its the only type of question that i still not confident about my test...please help....
    thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by antikv View Post
    a 100 newton painting is held by 2 cables. they are at a angle of 80 and 70 to the horizontal

    please show steps to the solution....
    its the only type of question that i still not confident about my test...please help....
    thanks in advance
    What have you tried? Where are you stuck?

    Draw a force diagram. Then either resolve forces in vertical and horizontal directions etc., or use Lami's Theorem.
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