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Physics Drawing Help

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Homework Statement


Sketch a free body force diagram for a tightrope walker balanced on a tightrope.
(Use a picture that you made by right clicking the mouse in file explorer. Go to New section and select New bitmap image)

Homework Equations


Maybe W1d1=W0d0
or Newton's Laws of Motions

The Attempt at a Solution


I tried drawing it, but it wasn't successful. (I'm a horrible artist.) Below is a file that I drew:
(Where is the attachment button)
 

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James R
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What forces do you have in your diagram, exerted on the tightrope walker?
 
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I don't know.:oldconfused:
 
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CWatters
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What force makes tightrope walking dangerous?
 
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James R
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I don't know.:oldconfused:
You don't know what you drew?

You haven't included an attachment that shows what you drew, so I'm relying on your description.

What are the forces on him/her? Does the Earth exert any force? Does the rope exert any force? Does the air around him/her exert any force? Is there anything else that exerts a force?
What are the directions of any forces exerted on the tightrope walker? Upwards? Downwards? Sideways? Diagonal?
If the tightrope walker is balanced on the tightrope, what does that tell you about the net force on him/her? And does this help you to work out the relative magnitudes and/or directions of any forces acting on him/her?
 

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