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Homework Help: Can someone explain this please? Weird pulley with Tension

  1. Dec 19, 2013 #1
    Can someone explain this please?? Weird pulley with Tension

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    See attached picture for problem

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    The answer is B. No idea why.
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  3. Dec 19, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Have you tried drawing a FBD for the pulley's in each position?
    Notice that the pulleys are not pivoted at their centers.
    You need to be careful about where the forces get drawn.
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