Problem 5-57 Translational Equil.- Part 2 - 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.

These would be OK but the choice of one axis is unconventional and might lead to a sign error.

Try again.