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Very quick forces question

  1. Jan 15, 2008 #1
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    My question is that how would u know that the contact force Y points to the left or right?
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2008 #2

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    Would the root have tension aiding the farmer pulling out the root or would it try to hold the tree in?
     
  4. Jan 16, 2008 #3
    it would try to hold the try
     
  5. Jan 16, 2008 #4

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    Then if the force pulls to the right,would the root not pull in the opposite direction?
     
  6. Jan 17, 2008 #5
    yea so i was right then isnt it?
     
  7. Jan 17, 2008 #6

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