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Question

In the mentioned Fig. the cables are at an angle of $30^{\circ}$ to the horizontal direction. How large are the forces $\mathrm{F}_1$ and $\mathrm{F}_2$ they exert on the traffic light if its weight is "w"?

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Given details are:

\begin{aligned} \text{Angle between the cables (\theta)}&=30^\circ\\ \text{Weight of traffic light}&=w \end{aligned}

We have to calculate the forces $F_{1}$ and $F_{2}$ exerted on the traffic light. It can be calulated using the equilibrium condition in the system.

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