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Newton's Third Law Problem

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Homework Statement


In a tug-of-war between two physics types, each pulls on the rope with force of 250N. If both remain motionless, what horizontal force does each exert against the ground?


The Attempt at a Solution


I can find the tension of the rope, but I am not to sure how to find out horizontal forces.
 

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PhanthomJay
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Draw a free body diagram diagram of one person. Newton 3 should help you find the pull force acting on that person from the rope, and using another of Newton's laws should give you the ground force acting on person. Then you will need to find the horizontal force of the person on the groind. Do the same for the other person, and please show your attempt.
 

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