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Homework Help: Mass of rope and tension

  1. Oct 23, 2006 #1
    If a rope of mass 10 kg is connected to a hook on the top and is supporting a mass of 15 kg at the bottom, what is the rope's tension?
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  3. Oct 24, 2006 #2


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    A varying function of where you are on the rope.
  4. Oct 24, 2006 #3


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    Calculate the density of the rope in kg/m. The tension at any point in the rope is the weight of the rope lower than that point plus the weight, 15g N, of the mass at the bottom. How long is the rope?
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