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Find the tension in each cord in the figure if the weight of the suspended object is w = 210N
A) Find the tension in the cord A for system (b).
B) Find the tension in the cord B for system (b).
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svdh3 Group Title
Please help! Find the tension in each cord in the figure if the weight of the suspended object is w = 210N A) Find the tension in the cord A for system (b). B) Find the tension in the cord B for system (b).
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dw:1381448059482:dw
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
first start by drawing a free body diagram of the knot (connection of all three strings). next find the components of each tension. is that something you can do? or do you need help setting that up? just as an fyi i like to help people answer the question themselves when i answer questions, not just give answers, because then you dont learn anything. just wanted to let you know why i am asking questions the way i am
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well there was a part A, where I had to find the tension forces and I was able to do that, but this example is throwing me off a bit. The previous one I solved look like: dw:1381449221117:dw
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Would the free body diagram look like?: dw:1381449348982:dw
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
basically, but you have to put arrow heads, to show where the forces are going. can you find the x and y components of those forces?
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but this one you will do the same basic thing as in your part A
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I just set up two triangles to find the tension forces right?
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dw:1381449709193:dw
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
is what your free body diagram would look like. and if you see, your y components of each tension will be equal to weight because the object is not moving (it is in equilibrium)
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Not sure if this is correct but this is what I came up with: Ta X comp: 210 sin 60 Y comp: 210 cos 60 Tb X comp: 210 sin 45 Y comp: 210 cos 45 If this is correct then I think I would sum these and then use the equation F = sqrt ( (X)^2 + (Y)^2)
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Wait that is not right, that's not what the question is asking. Sorry!
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
those are correct, but that isnt exactly how you would solve this problem. if you were looking for total tension that would be correct, but you are looking for tension of each string. so you will have: \[F _{net}=Ta _{x}+Tb\] if we do a little bit of plugging in: \[0=Tax+Tbx\] it is equal to zero because the object is in equilibrium. from there we can get that: Tax=Tbx I know you would expect a negative sign in there, but there isnt because there is no such thing as a negative tension.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So we are up to two equations now: \[w=Ta _{y}+Tb_{y}\] and \[Ta _{x}=Tb_{y}\]
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So I got: Ta X comp: 181.87 Y comp: 105 Tb X comp: 148.49 Y comp: 148.49 Would I plug these values in and solve for w first?
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I see a mistake, the second equation should be Tax=Tbx. not Tby, that is my fault, im sorry.
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That's okay, anything helps!
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not exactly, i would leave those components not compiled into one number like that because we are going to use the angles by themselves.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
those equations are right tho, just mentally adjust them with the now caught error. the first thing you are going to do is solve the first equation (the one with w) for Ta .that will give us the magnitude of the tension in string a. *note: this is the step why you want to keep your components not multiplied by weight just quite yet*
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W = 210 cos (60) + 210 cos (45)?
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Oh wait, okay I see what you're saying, solve for Ta.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you got it kinda right. 210 is the weight of the block, so that would be w. right now all we have is 210=Tay cos(60) + Tby(45)
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
in there i made another slight error, it is actually just Ta and Tb, we are multiplying by
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is Tby cos too?
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well now, Tb.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
let me correect myself quick, im sorry for all the errors. i will type it in an equation\[210=T _{a}\cos(60) + T _{b}\sin(45)\]
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
now solve that for Ta
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay, one minute
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but we still arent completely done, so if you are doing online homework, and only have a limited amount of trys (as i do) dont go ahead and type that answer you get in right away
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Okay, yeah this is for my online homework. I have 5 tries left for part A. Almost finished finding Ta.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
mastering physics? haha
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
420  (1.4142) x Tb = Ta Now would I plug in this equation into the Ta = Tb ?
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah, I have been so busy this whole week and this is my last problem on it due by midnight, just didn't get a chance to go get help from my professor.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
mmmmm thats not quite right. try solving it with symbols first, and then plugging values in once you have the equation solved for Ta. haha i hear you there, we use that website too. i come on here when im stuck too, and it seems like no one ever wants to answer my questions haha
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once you solve it with the symbols, put it up here and ill tell you if its right
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svdh3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah I overlooked your question, nothing I could help with unfortunately, lol. Physics is definitely not my strong subject! Okay, I will try to reconfigure.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
haha i feel you there, im retaking physics 230 right now
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This is my first physics class ever so it's all new to me.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i hear ya. well im here to help
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Well I was working along with my work from the previous Part A, and I entered in my answer, and it's wrong. So I guess I'm just lost. This is all I have gotten to, and idk if it is right. 210 = Ta cos (60) + Tb sin (45) 210 = Ta x (.5) + Tb (.7071) 210  (.7071) x Tb = Ta x (.5) 420  (1.4142) x Tb = Ta
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ok let me actually solve this problem. and i will post a picture of how i did it etc. because through this, i myself am getting a tad lost. give me about 10 minutes
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Thanks, I appreciate the help. I've just got other homework tonight due by tomorrow too so I will be giving up on this problem soon! lol.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hahaha i hear ya. like i said, ten minutes. and if it really gets to it, i may or may not have the actual number in my own mastering physics, so if it comes to it we might be able to just go that route haha :p
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Thank you for helping me! Not a problem if you can't find it or anything, no big deal! I'm leaving my laptop for about 10 minutes and will be back to check afterwards to see if there is a response. That again for all the help, I really do appreciate it!
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not a problem at all! its helping me study! i have a test in this next week! haha
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The 60 degrees is against the wall.
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok that is how i set it up. it doesnt make a huge differece, just in how you find the components
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Well now I am leaving so I will check back on here before midnight again, thanks so much!
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dave0616 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not a prob
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