Problem 5-57 Translational Equil.- B

A sign outside a hair stylist's shop is suspended by two wires. The force of gravity on the sign has a magnitude of \(55.7\; N.\) If the angles between the wires and the horizontal are as shown in the figure, determine the magnitude of the tensions in the two wires.
[Ans. \(T_1 = 49.9\; N;\) \(T_2 = 40.8 \;N\)]

Diagram of sign suspended by two wires.

Accumulated Solution

Solution B, with all vectors and angles labeled.


We must now solve the problem in some coordinate system. Which do you think is best?

Four possible coordinate system; A, B, C, D.