A 126.2-N bird feeder is supported by three cables as shown in the figure below. Find the tension in each cable.
Im going to assume that it is a triangle set up with one cable holding the birdhouse
sumof fy=t1-126.2n=0 or t1=126.2 since it must support the weight of the birdhouse so bottom is 126.2
as for t2 we assume that this is the right cable and is at 30 degrees so t2cos30-t3cos 60=0
t3=cos30/cos60 *t2= 1.73t since these must also equal 126.2 we get 0.5t2+.86666t3=126.2N
sub 1 into 2
[0.500+.8666*1.73]t2=126.2=t2=63.121N in the right wire
t3=1.73*63.121 =109.199 in the left wire
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