3. A bird feeder of large mass is hung from a tree limb.
A cord attached to the bottom of the feeder has
been left dangling free. Curiosity gets the best of a child, who
pulls on the dangling cord in an attempt to see what's in the
feeder. The dangling cord is cut from the same source as the cord
attached to the limb. ls the cord between the feeder and the limb
more likely to snap with a slow continuous pull or a sudden down-
ward pull? Give your reasoning.
The Attempt at a Solution
I think that likelihood for the cord to snap is the same, because the forces acting on the cord are the same in both ways.
What do you think?