What is the tension in the rope if The box is at rest?

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A 59.0kg box hangs from a rope. What is the tension in the rope if The box is at rest?
 

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Sum of the forces equals 0...

draw a free body diagram and see what forces are in play...like mg
 
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the forces that are acting on the box are weight and tension of the rope. the only value i have is for the weight which is 59 kg.
 
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mugzieee said:
the forces that are acting on the box are weight and tension of the rope. the only value i have is for the weight which is 59 kg.
Weight=mass*g.

You are right. There are only two forces. They add to zero.
 

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