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Friction + tension problem

  1. Oct 6, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The problem enclosed was given as a one problem quiz by my physics teacher. Out of both Honors classes, nobody got it, so he sent it home. I still have little to no idea on how to solve it.
    View attachment phys prob 2.pdf
    2. Relevant equations
    net force=mass*acceleration
    ac=(V^2)/d
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I drew the free body diagrams and tried to do some algebraic maneuvering but none of it got me anywhere. HELP...please
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 6, 2009 #2
    he said we could use any resources that we found
     
  4. Oct 6, 2009 #3
    The attachment is unaccessible by me... It says pending approval.
     
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