Tension Force

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How do you determine the direction of tension in a force/ the direction of tension acting on an object. I'm confused.

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I have no clue. Help!
 
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PhanthomJay
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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?
 
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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?
Yes, thank you!!
 

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