1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Three masses are connected by strings and swung in a verticle circle. You are holding string 1 which is attached to a mass attached to string 2 likewise attached to another mass string 3. Which string has the greatest tension? Which string has the smallest tension? 2. Relevant equations Centripetal force = m(v^2)/r 3. The attempt at a solution I said that String 3 has the greatest tension because the object will make a bigger circle because it is farther away from the center. And the tension force is the same as centripetal force in this case which is mv^2/r. velocity has r in the numerator so when you square it, r ends up on top in the force equation. So as the bigger the radius, the larger tension force. My friend insists that all three tension string forces are equal.