# Problem with sine law? I am getting an error for an answer?

• Aug 9th 2009, 02:40 AM
honestliar
Problem with sine law? I am getting an error for an answer?
the problem is $\frac{8.43}{sinA}=\frac{42}{sinB}=\frac{c}{sin65}$

so to get the value of c I need to use the cosine law w/c gives me the answer of c=34.544

If i substitute this value in getting the value of sinA it will be $sinA=\frac{(34.544)(8.34)}{Sin65}$ w/c gives me a wrong answer.

The original given is:
A system cord is knotted at point 0. Determine the angle of the force exerted at cord c. If the mass of the hanging block is A=850g(8.34N) the tension in B=42N (the angle of Cord B is 25 degrees from the X-axis)
• Aug 9th 2009, 03:44 AM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by honestliar
the problem is $\frac{8.43}{sinA}=\frac{42}{sinB}=\frac{c}{sin65}$

so to get the value of c I need to use the cosine law w/c gives me the answer of c=34.544

If i substitute this value in getting the value of sinA it will be $sinA=\frac{(34.544)(8.34)}{Sin65}$ w/c gives me a wrong answer.