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Homework Help: TENSION PROBLEM on traction system

  1. Oct 21, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What is the tension on the traction system??
    i was given this picture.. the M= 10kg..

    I got this picture,, the traction system is the figure that has a feet hanging.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    T=W=10*9.8m/s =98N.
    T=W=10(2) *9.8=980N

    is this correct?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 21, 2011 #2
  4. Oct 21, 2011 #3
    here's the picture..

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  5. Oct 21, 2011 #4
  6. Oct 22, 2011 #5
    What is the reason for the '2'?
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