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A clothesline is tied between two poles, 8 m apart. The line is quite taut and has negligible sag. When a wet shirt with a mass of .8kg is hung at the middle of the line, the mid-point is pulled down 8 cm. Find the tension in each half of the clothesline.

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    |dw:1327598794475:dw| I can find the tan-1 of the indicated angles and the magnitude of the remaining sides but I don't know where to go from there.

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