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## Homework Statement

Tarzan (m=100kg) hold one end of an ideal vine (infinitely strong, completely flexible, but having zero mass) The vine runs horizontally to the edge of a cliff, then vertically where Jane (m=50kg) is hanging on,above a river filled with crocodiles. A sudden sleet storm has removed all friction. Assuming that Tarzan hangs on, what is the acceleration toward the cliff edge?

## Homework Equations

Newton's laws of motion.

Projectile motion.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Horizontal & vertical distance is not given, making it absolutely difficult to apply projectile applications.

I know that for Tarzan

(horizontally) Fnet = Tcosθ

(vertically) Fnet = Tsinθ - Fg b/c he will be moving on the vine.

I know that for Jane,

0=T-Fg, since she is in a stable position

T=Fg

I am completely lost on this question, can anybody help me or hint to me something about the solution.