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Strongman example for tension question

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  1. Oct 13, 2003 #1
    "Strongman" example for tension question

    This is the question:
    When the strongman suspends the 10 lbs telephone book with the rope held vertically, the tension in each strand of the rope is 5 lbs. If the strongman could suspend the book from the strands pulled horizontally, the tension in each strand would be how much?

    A picture of it is at this website: http://www.physics.uwo.ca/ugrad/p021/lectures/p021_lec12.pdf with a picture of a guy holding a textbook.

    Any answers? And reasons for the answers?

    Thanks!
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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2003
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