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    Equilibrium of Bodies: Force and Tension

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    A body of mass 50 kg is suspended by two light, inextensible cables of lengths 15 m and 20 m from rigid supports placed 25 m apart on the same level. Find the tensions in the cables. Note that, by convention, "light" means "of negligible mass." Take g = 10 m/(s^2). This is an application using vector addition.

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    The lengths of the triangle formed by the strings shows that it is a right-angled triangle, where the acute angles are approximately 36.870 and 53.130.
    The body is in equilibrium, hence the ...

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    The tension in two strings at different angles with verticals are calculated using vector addition.

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