Tarzan wishes to swing across a crocodile infested river to consort with Jane, using a vine rope to swing on. In order to reach Jane's side he must swing so that the rope makes a maximum angle of 40 degrees to the vertical. Regarding Tarzan as an 85 kg point mass, what is the minimum breaking tension of the rope if the crocodiles are to be disappointed and Jane delighted?
(assume the rope is light and Jane loves Tarzan)
Fg = mg (833 N)
Fc = T - Fg
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