Quantitative Problem 20.10

  1. A rope with a total mass of 25.0 kg is tied to a tree on one side of a 125 meter wide ravine, and you're pulling on the other end of the rope with a force of 415 N. If you pluck the rope, how long will it take the pulse to travel across the ravine to the tree?

    Please Help me out
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  3. LowlyPion

    LowlyPion 5,324
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  4. yes I have already tried that and I got 2.74sec but in MasteringPhysics it gives me wrong.......

    help me out
  5. hage567

    hage567 1,538
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    Show your calculation so we can see what you did.
  6. So, u = 25/125 = 1/5 kg/m
    So, T = sqrt(415 kg m/s^2 / (1/5 kg/m)) = sqrt( 415*5 m^2/s^2) = sqrt(2075) m/s = 45.55 m/s

    then I did t = d/v = 125m/45.55m/s = 2.74sec
  7. LowlyPion

    LowlyPion 5,324
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    Your calculation looks correct. I can only suggest that there is a question of precision in accepting your answer.
  8. i have only one trial left and i don't wanna take risk...please suggest me an answer
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