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

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.


This is the most natural choice.

This is a case of:

(A)   Translational equilibrium.

(B)   Accelerated motion.