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# Problem: What is the tension in the rope of the figure? Assume that m = 64 kg.

###### FREE Expert Solution

From Newton's second law,

$\overline{){\mathbf{\Sigma }}{\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$

The tension in the rope supports a mass m.

For the mass m, tension acts upwards (positive) while weight acts downwards.

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What is the tension in the rope of the figure? Assume that m = 64 kg.