1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Identical ropes were tied to two trees, and two men, A and B, started shaking the free ends at the same instant a short while ago (Figure 1) . Which rope has the greater tension? Which man is shaking with the greater frequency? 2. Relevant equations T=1/f λf=v 3. The attempt at a solution For the first question, I would like to go for that rope B has greater tension, because the whole rope is moving. For the second question, I went for A>B, because the wavelength is shorter in A than in B. But the answer is wrong, should I go for B>A then? Because the tension in B may be larger than A?