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

  1. Feb 24, 2005 #1
    A 59.0kg box hangs from a rope. What is the tension in the rope if The box is at rest?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 24, 2005 #2
    Sum of the forces equals 0...

    draw a free body diagram and see what forces are in play...like mg
     
  4. Feb 24, 2005 #3
    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.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2005 #4

    learningphysics

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    Weight=mass*g.

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