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Tension in a hanging massive rope

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How do I find the direction and magnitude of the force exerted on the massive rope by the ceiling? And what is the tension at point P in the rope? Thanks in advance,
 
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Let W=the weight of the rope.
So the weight of the rope below point p will be (W/l)*y.
The upper part will be just (W/l)*(l-y). This will be the tension at P.
 
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Thank you so much, CartooKid. You're the man. :smile:
 
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Yes. For the whole rope, it would be lzg which is same as Mg.
 

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