Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Think and Discuss: 76

Answer

The scale will read 100 N, because it reads the tension in the rope. Tension is discussed on page 30. The reading would be the same if one of the ends were tied to a wall instead of tied to the 100-N hanging weight.
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