We'll draw a diagram for the problem and use trigonometry.
Vector decomposition for angles measured from the x-axis:
Newton's second law:
Suspend your body from a pair of ropes slightly angled from the vertical and the tension in each rope will be
A) greater than half your weight.
B) half your weight
C) equal your weight
D) none of these
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