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Yes, this is in regards to my first question.

A weight of 15 lbs at sea level is suspended by a wire rope that does not stretch. The weight is lifted 1 ft and dropped 1 ft. the initial velocity is "zero". What is the peak lb load on the wire when the weight stops falling?

Thanks for your reply.

This problem does not require a precise answer. I am looking for a plus or minus 5 lb answer. The missing factors that you have mentioned can be assumed in generalities. Is this enough information to come up with an answer?

A weight of 15 lbs at sea level is suspended by a wire rope that does not stretch. The weight is lifted 1 ft and dropped 1 ft. the initial velocity is "zero". What is the peak lb load on the wire when the weight stops falling?

Thanks for your reply.

This problem does not require a precise answer. I am looking for a plus or minus 5 lb answer. The missing factors that you have mentioned can be assumed in generalities. Is this enough information to come up with an answer?

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