# A flower pot with a mass of 6.8kg is hanging by 4 wires that make an angle of 53° from the horizontal. What is the tension on each wire?

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Nov 2, 2015

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The weight of the flower pot is supported by the tension in the 4 wires.

The vertical component of the tension will be

Since there are 4 wires, these will all support the weight

So we can write:

The weight