1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two elephants are pulling on opposite ends of a rope each with 10N of force. What is the tension force experienced by the rope? 2. Relevant equations Not sure if there are any 3. The attempt at a solution I originally thought to just add the the two together because they are pulling in opposite directions, so that would be 20N. But after taking up this question in class my teacher said the answer is supposed to be 10N and didn't explain too clearly. Can someone please explain exactly why that is?