The girder applies tension on the cable directed downward (G on C).
A steel cable with mass is lifting a girder. The girder is speeding up.
Draw a free-body diagram for the steel cable. Draw the vectors starting at the black dots. The location and orientation of the vectors will be graded. The length of the vectors will not be graded.
Vectors Given: Fgravity, Ftension (G on C)
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