1. Well this might not be exactly a tug of war problem but its pretty close. A 100 kg fisherman and a 500 kg supply crate are on a frozen pond that is virtually frictionless. The man and the crate are initially 600 m apart. The fisherman uses a very light rope to pull the crate closer to him. How far has the man moved when the crate reaches him? 2. This is Newtons Third law of Mechanics. 3. TI know that if the man and the crate were the same mass, they would meet in the middle. So the answer would be 300m. So I think that since the crate is 5 times the mass it will only move one fifth of that distance. Therefor the man would have moved 240 meter. Does this sound right?