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Unformatted text preview: in equilibrium. This is because they could be acting together if they were pointing in opposite or the same exact direction. In this case, they could be pulling toward each other in the same direction or pulling each other away at the same direction. 5. Based upon this experiment, the graphical method was more accurate. This is because there could have been many errors with the calculation of masses and when they got to equilibrium. Since the ring is not really tight against the center of the instrument, some room for difference is left in calculating how the equilibrium of the forces is perceived. With graphing, the calculating can be done with minimal error with a calculator using the SOHCAHTOA technique or Pythagorean Theorem....
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