# Calculating Tension in a Suspended Rope with a 50kg Weight

• SakuRERE
In summary, the question is asking for the tension at each end of a rope that has a 50 kg weight suspended from the bottom and weighs 100N. The tension at the top is equal to the weight of the rope and the weight, which is 600N (with a gravitational acceleration of 10). The tension at the bottom is just the weight, which is 500N. The person responding confirms that this is correct and thanks the moderator for their quick response.
SakuRERE
[moderator: text edited to change the phrasing.]

There is a question that that says: a 50 kg weight is suspended from the bottom part from a rope.

If the rope has a weight of 100N. Then what is the tension at each end of the rope( the top part connected to the ceiling and the bottom part to the weight)?

At the top: the tension is equal to the weight of the rope and the weight so it would be :
100N +500N= 600 N ( g=10)
And at the bottom it’s:
Just the weight, so 500 N. Am i right?

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Yes.

SakuRERE
PeroK said:
Yes.
Thanks^^

## What is tension and why is it important?

Tension is a force that occurs when an object is pulled or stretched. It is important because it helps us understand how objects behave under different forces and how they interact with their surroundings.

## How is tension calculated in a massive rope?

Tension in a massive rope is calculated by multiplying the mass of the rope by the acceleration due to gravity and adding it to the force applied to the rope. This gives us the total force or tension acting on the rope.

## What factors affect the tension of a massive rope?

The tension of a massive rope is affected by the force applied to it, the mass of the rope itself, and the acceleration due to gravity. Other factors that may affect tension include the material and thickness of the rope, as well as any external forces acting on the rope.

## How does tension change when the length of the rope is altered?

According to Hooke's Law, tension is directly proportional to the length of the rope. This means that as the length of the rope increases, so does the tension acting on it. Similarly, as the length of the rope decreases, the tension also decreases.

## What are some real-world applications of understanding tension in massive ropes?

Understanding tension in massive ropes is important in a variety of fields, such as engineering, construction, and transportation. It helps us design and build structures that can withstand different forces and stresses, and also ensures the safety of equipment and materials being transported by ropes.

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