Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 2 - Think and Explain: 76

Answer

0 N. 300 N.

Work Step by Step

The net force on the rope is zero because it is not accelerating, and is in static equilibrium. The rope exerts 300 N on each person, in a direction opposite to the direction in which that person is pulling.
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