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A street light is supported by two wires and each makes a different angle from each other. The one on the left is 32 degrees and the one on the right is 43 degrees. Find the tension in each wire if the street light has a mass of 60.0 kg.

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It's not clear how your angles are measured. I recommend that you express angles relative to horizontal so that a horizontal wire is angle = 0 and a vertical wire is angle = 90.

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