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Question: 

A 0.75-kg sheet is centered on a clothesline as shown in Fig. 9–63. The clothesline on either side of the hanging sheet makes an angle of $3.5 ^\circ$ with the horizontal. Calculate the tension in the clothesline (ignore its mass) on either side of the sheet. Why is the tension so much greater than the weight of the sheet?

Problem 23.

Problem 9-63.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 

$6.0 \times 10^1 \textrm{ N}$. The tension force is much greater than the weight since only the vertical component of the tension supports the weight.

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 9, Problem 23

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Chapter 9, Problem 23 is solved.

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