Hi. I'm trying to figure out what the forces will be in two differing circumstances. ROPE Let's say at one end a person is pulling a rope to the left with 120N force. At the other end a person pulling with 120N force. I know the tensile force inside the rope is 120N at any point along the rope. Okay, well, let's say one third distance from the right end a third person begins to pull right, in line, gradually taking up the strain until he is pulling 120N. I'm trying to figure out what will happen to the tensile force in the middle of the rope and between the person on the right and the third person. I'm not quite sure whether the force at the middle remains at 120N and all that happens is the strain in the right third drops to zero as the third person takes up more strain, or something else happens. BAR Same scenario, but a solid bar.