A particle of mass 10kg is suspended by two strings that make an angle of 30° and 45° respectively with the horizontal. Find tensions in the strings?
So,this is the diagram of the described situation,the strings are attached to a rigid support at their one end and the other end is connected to the particle.
Let the string making an angle of
Now,what we have done is that we have taken the vertical and horizontal components of the tension in the two strings.
Now,considering the system to be in equilibrium,
see the diagram,the vertical component of the strings i.e (
So,we can say,
From horizontal equilibrium,we can say,
So,solving equation 1 & 2 we get,