Problem: Two ropes in a vertical plane exert equal-magnitude forces on a hanging weight but pull with an angle of 72.0 between them.What pull does each rope exert if their resultant pull is 382 N directly upward?

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Two ropes in a vertical plane exert equal-magnitude forces on a hanging weight but pull with an angle of 72.0 between them.

What pull does each rope exert if their resultant pull is 382 N directly upward?

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