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A car is stuck in a snow band, but the driver is very knowledgeable about physics. She ties a rope from her car to a tree 25.0m away and then pulls sideways on the rope at a midpoint. If she applies a force of 425N and draws the rope over a horizonatal distance of 1.5m, how much force is applied to the car?

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F=ma

I drew out the problem and I believe that the rope will be exerting an equal for in both directions (half the force on the car, the other half on the tree) I made a triangle with the 1.5m up and then a hypotenuse which is equal to the length of half the rope (12.5m). I dont understand at all how to solve this though. If someone could guide me through it I would really appreaciate it. There might be something like this on my test tommorow!

Equations

F=ma

I drew out the problem and I believe that the rope will be exerting an equal for in both directions (half the force on the car, the other half on the tree) I made a triangle with the 1.5m up and then a hypotenuse which is equal to the length of half the rope (12.5m). I dont understand at all how to solve this though. If someone could guide me through it I would really appreaciate it. There might be something like this on my test tommorow!

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