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kara123
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 Homework Statement:

Two students are playing tug of war. Student A has a mass of 62 kg and is pulling with a force of 410 N to the left. Student B has a mass of 65 kg and is pulling with a force of 430 N to the right. Determine the tension in the rope between them.
a. 840 N
b. 610 N
c. 420 N
d. 360 N
 Relevant Equations:
 T=ma
the only formula related to tension that is provided is T=ma I have found an equation on the internet that I believe would work but we have never been introduced to this equation so I'm unsure if I'm able to use it. i entered the given values and got an answer of 419.47 which is one of the answers provided but i can't even explain what i did. any suggestions is appreciated!
T=f1+(m1/m1+m2)(f2f1)
=419.76 N
T=f1+(m1/m1+m2)(f2f1)
=419.76 N