What is the magnitude of the force provided by the third rope, in terms of theta ?

A boat owner pulls her boat into the dock shown, where there are six capstans to which to tie the boat. She has three ropes. She can tie the boat from the boat’s center (A) to any of the capstans (B through G) along the dotted arrows shown.

Answer 1

(b) 2FabCos (theta)

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