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 Jan 6th 2019, 05:57 AM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2019 Posts: 2 How to solve this tension question? Dear all, I am trying to figure out why the answer is T>W... do you have any idea why, if so could you please explain. Thank you. Picture of Problem: https://imgur.com/a/Mp2eAjc
 Jan 6th 2019, 06:54 AM #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 403 You have $T= \frac{W}{2 sin(\theta)}$ so that T> W if $2sin(\theta)< 1$ which is the same as $sin(\theta)< 1/2$. That is true for all $\theta$ less than 30 degrees. topsquark likes this.

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