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Homework Help: Tension Force

  1. Mar 6, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How do you determine the direction of tension in a force/ the direction of tension acting on an object. I'm confused.
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have no clue. Help!
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  3. Mar 6, 2016 #2


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    Well if you've ever fooled with a string or rope, you will have noted that you can pull it ( it will tighten) but not push it ( it will just go slack) . Tension forces are always pulling forces. Does that help you determine its direction?
  4. Mar 6, 2016 #3
    Yes, thank you!!
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