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One mass $M$ is balanced with two smaller masses (each of mass $m$, where $M > m$) such that the cords connecting the mass each make angles of $\theta$ with the vertical (see diagram).

Under what condition will the tension $T$ in either string be $T = 2 mg$?

Ignore the mass of the strings and the pulleys.

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A

When $\theta = 30.0^o$.

B

When $\theta = 45.0^o$.

C

When $\theta = 60.0^o$.

D

Always, regardless of $\theta$.

E

Never, regardless of $\theta$.

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