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Problem: A chain is suspended by a rope as shown at right. The chain is composed of four identical links and does not move. Rank, from largest to smallest, the magnitudes of all the forces on your diagrams. Explain your reasoning, including how you used Newton's second and third laws.

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The four links are identical. Therefore, we can consider the weight of a link to be W.

The equilibriums for:

4th link

W = TC4C3

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A chain is suspended by a rope as shown at right. The chain is composed of four identical links and does not move. 

Rank, from largest to smallest, the magnitudes of all the forces on your diagrams. Explain your reasoning, including how you used Newton's second and third laws.

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