A flower pot with a mass of 6.8kg is hanging by 4 wires that make an angle of 53° from the horizontal. If the pot with 7 wires were instead located on Jupiter where the acceleration due to gravity is -23.1m/s², what would the tension in each wire be?

Nov 8, 2015

$28.1 \text{N}$

Explanation:

I'll assume the angle is the same.

The vertical component of the total tension is balanced by the weight.

$\therefore 7 T \sin \left(53\right) = m g$

$\therefore T = \frac{6.8 \times 23.1}{7 \times 0.798}$

$T = 28.1 \text{N}$