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A cable that can withstand 2,250 pounds is used to pull cargo up an inclined ramp. If the inclination of
the ramp is 21.5°, what is the heaviest piece of cargo that can be pulled up the ramp, ignoring friction?
A. 825 pounds
B. 2,090 pounds
C. 6,140 pounds
D. 2,420 pounds

Trigonometry 
MathMate,
If θ is the inclination with the horizontal, ignoring friction, and assuming 2250 pounds is the working load, then the heaviest cargo it can pull is
W=2250/sin(θ°)