Tension of rope

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How would I find the tension of a rope that is attached to an object being swung around in a circle? If I find the centripetal force would that be the same thing as the tension?
 

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Your second question is on the right track. To answer it, try drawing a free-body diagram. Identify all the forces acting on an object in circular motion, then you should be able to see how tension fits in.
 

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