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# Tension in 3 cables lifting horizontal plate

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The square steel plate has a mass of 1800 kg with mass center in its center G. Calculate tension in each of the three cables with which the plate is lifted while remaining horizontal.

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As the placement of the cables has mirror symmetry about the plane CDG, the two cables AD and BD can be replaced by a temporary virtual cable DE drawn in red in the picture.
The cables DE and DC are also symmetric with each other and so they have the same tension T1.
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#### Solution Summary

As the placement of the cables has mirror symmetry about the plane CDG, the two cables AD and BD can be replaced by a temporary virtual cable DE drawn in red in the picture.
The cables DE and DC are also symmetric with each other and so they have the same tension T1.

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