Sorry I deleted the template, it doesn't seem to apply much to this particular problem: A professional strongman ties rope A to a building and pulls as hard as he can on the rope. Two other professional strongmen take either end of rope B and pull in opposite directions as hard as they can. If all strongmen possess equal strength, how do the tensions in the rope compare? It's a multiple choice question and the answer listed is: The ropes have the same tension. This just doesn't seem correct to me, could anyone enlighten me or confirm my doubts? As I see it, if all the strongmen pull with a force of 10N (perhaps we should call these strongmice instead), then clearly rope A would have a tension of 10N, while rope B would have a tension of 20N.