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bananan

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Hi everyone! I am mind boggled by this tension problem.

Here's what I grasp. If the clown pulls downward, the rope exerts an opposite force with the same magnitude upward. I don't understand how exactly the tension going upward exerts a tension along the three pulleys. Can anyone draw a free body diagram of the tensions throughout the pulleys and do his feet? Everytime I do it, the tension from last pulley points toward his feet, and that doesn't make any sense of course, since his feet is getting pulled backwards. I'm sure once I get the concept of tension I can finish the problem. Thanks for checking this out!