a traffic light is supported by a cable that makes ang angle of 7 degree w/ the horizontal on each side of weight. what is the maximum safe weight of the light if the maximum safe tension in the cable 1200N

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  1. Draw a free body diagram. Apply a vertical force balance. If the cable is at the breaking point tension,

    2*1200*sin7 = M*g

    Solve for M, in kg

    M = 30 kg

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