Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 13


The tension in each rope would be the same, half of Nellie’s weight.

Work Step by Step

Draw a free-body force diagram, with Nellie's weight pulling downward, and the two rope tensions pulling upward. The net force is zero, so each tension is half of Nellie's weight.
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