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    A radio tower has a mass of 1200 kg and is supported in the vertical position by three cables from its top at A. A tensioning device at F records a tension of 4â??8 kN in cable AE. Determine the tensions in each of the other two cables.

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    The expert uses matrices and vectors to determine the tension in two cables.