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I'm not sure how to begin the problem. I need to find the tension in cables AB, BC, and AD as well as the height of pole DE. See attached picture for the diagram and given information.

Thank you,

Casey 

The street-lights at A and B are suspended from the two
poles as shown. Each light has a weight of 35 lb .
Suppose that x 4.8 ft. Cable AB is horizontal.
(Figure 1)
Figure
1 of 1
D
18 ft
E
24 ft
10 ft
6 ft
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The street-lights at A and B are suspended from the two poles as shown. Each light has a weight of 35 lb . Suppose that x 4.8 ft. Cable AB is horizontal. (Figure 1) Figure 1 of 1 D 18 ft E 24 ft 10 ft 6 ft