Can someone explain this please? Weird pulley with Tension

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Can someone explain this please?? Weird pulley with Tension

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The Attempt at a Solution



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

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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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