# The lift sling is used to hoist a container having

The lift sling is used to hoist a container having a mass of 500 kg. Determine the force in each of the cables AB and AC as a function of ϴ. If the maximum tension allowed in each cable is 3.5 kN, determine the shortest lengths of cables AB and AC that can be used for the lift. The center of gravity of the container is located at G.

Image from: Hibbeler, R. C., S. C. Fan, Kai Beng. Yap, and Peter Schiavone. Statics: Mechanics for Engineers. Singapore: Pearson, 2013.