Asked Oct 16, 2019

how to solve for mass and tension using the equation T=mg given the weight and angles 


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Step 1

The expression for tension on a single strand is


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Here, m is the mass, g is the acceleration due to gravity

Step 2

Take an example,

Where given that the mass of a block is m=10kg which is tied on a rope, thus determine the tension on the rope

Substitute the values m=10kg and g=9.8m/s2 in equation 1


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=mxg F 10kgx9.8m/s =98N

Step 3

Thus the tension on th...

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