1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A uniform cable of weight w hangs vertically downward,supported by an upward force of magnitude w at its top end. What is the tension in the cable (a) at its top end; (b) at its bottom end; (c) at its middle? Your answer to each part must include a free- body diagram. (Hint: For each question choose the body to analyze to be a section of the cable or a point along the cable.) (d) Graph the tension in the rope versus the distance from its top end. 2. Relevant equations Newtons first law since the body is not accelerating. 3. The attempt at a solution Actually i am not able to understand the problem itself. Particularly i am not able to understand the sentence "supported by an upward force of magnitude w at its top end" in the above problem statement. Kindly explain me??