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Homework Help: Nextons Laws

  1. Oct 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    There is a table with two masses hanging from the sides, each weighing 100N, on the table there is a scale, what would this scale read?
    A) 100N
    B) 200N
    C) 0N

    2. Relevant equations
    Fnet = Mass1 -Mass2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Since one tension in one string is 100N and the other is 100N and they both pull in opposite directions you would get a combined pulling force of 200N
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  3. Oct 20, 2009 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Would the component of tension across the scale contributed to a downward force on the scale? What is the downward component of the string tension?

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