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Problem 6E

A large wrecking ball is held in place by two light steel cables (Fig). If the mass ?m of the wrecking ball is 4090 kg, what are (a) the tension ?TB? in the cable that makes an angle of 40° with the vertical and (b) the tension ?TA? in the horizontal cable? Figure:

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Solution 6E Step 1: Mass of the ball (m ) = 4090 kg Vertical angle = 40° Horizontal angle made = 90° - 40° = 50° Step 2: Three forces act on the ball They are (i) W - due to weight W = m*g = 4090 * 9.8 W = 40.08 kN (ii) T - Tension from the vertical cable B (iii) T - Tension from the horizontal cable A

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The answer to “A large wrecking ball is held in place by two light steel cables (Fig). If the mass ?m of the wrecking ball is 4090 kg, what are (a) the tension ?TB? in the cable that makes an angle of 40° with the vertical and (b) the tension ?TA? in the horizontal cable? Figure:” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 53 words. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 6E from chapter: 5 was answered by Patricia, our top Physics solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:07PM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: University Physics, edition: 13. Since the solution to 6E from 5 chapter was answered, more than 268 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This full solution covers the following key subjects: wrecking, ball, cable, tension, large. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 26 chapters, and 2929 solutions. University Physics was written by Patricia and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321675460.

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