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Calculate Tension in rope pulled up a hill

  1. Oct 21, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Determine the tension in the rope during the acceleration of a 5 kg mass along a 30 degree slope.
    coeffecient of kinetic friction is 0.26

    The correct answer is (68 N along the ramp), but I can't seem to get that answer.
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2007 #2

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    Where's the rope? Can you describe the situation more clearly, or attach a diagram?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2007 #3
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  5. Oct 21, 2007 #4
    Any thoughts?
     
  6. Oct 21, 2007 #5

    cristo

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    You should maybe start by looking at the forces on each of the masses.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2007 #6
    I think I've figured it out.

    T = (ma) + F(pulling back down slope) + F(friction)
    T = 67.5344 N rounded to 68 N
     
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