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Homework Help: Forces (full answer, just would like a second opinion)

  1. Oct 15, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A weight hangs from a ring at the middle of a rope, as the drawing illustrates.

    The picture is here http://plasma4.sr.unh.edu/ng/phys401/cq6-2.pdf at the bottom. (PDF FILE)

    Can the person who is pulling on the right end of the rope ever make the rope perfectly horizontal?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I say the man can make it horizontal because Fy = n - mg = 0 and Fx = T - T = 0 (since there would be tension on both sides. I am pretty sure I'm right just lookin for that second opinion.

    thx for any help!
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