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Problem: Due to a jaw injury, a patient must wear a strap (see the figure) that produces a net upward force of 5.00N on his chin. The tension is the same throughout the strap.To what tension must the strap be adjusted to provide the necessary upward force?

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Labelling the tensions:

The net tension in the x-axis will be:

ΣTx = T1 sin θ - T2 sinθ

Along the y-axis

ΣTy = T1 cosθ + T2 cos θ

But ΣT= 5.00N

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Due to a jaw injury, a patient must wear a strap (see the figure) that produces a net upward force of 5.00N on his chin. The tension is the same throughout the strap.

To what tension must the strap be adjusted to provide the necessary upward force?

Due to a jaw injury, a patient must wear a strap (

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