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Finding tension of a cable

  1. Nov 11, 2009 #1
    an 1800kg helicopter with a cable and harness is rescuing an injured snowboarder.
    the harness and snowboarder have a mass of 78.0kg
    what is the tension in the cable when the snowboarder is being flown to safety at constant velocity while hanging in the harness?

    I am completely lost on this problem and cannot find a starting point
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2009 #2

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    What forces are acting? (Draw a diagram.) Apply Newton's 2nd law.
     
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