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Problem: A gymnast of mass 69.0 kg hangs from a vertical rope attached to the ceiling. You can ignore the weight of the rope and assume that the rope does not stretch. Use the value 9.81 m/s2 for the acceleration of gravity.Calculate in Newtons:The tension T in the rope if the gymnast hangs motionless on the rope.

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Newtons's second law:

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

Take up to be positive.

The acceleration of the gymnast is zero.

mg acts downward.

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A gymnast of mass 69.0 kg hangs from a vertical rope attached to the ceiling. You can ignore the weight of the rope and assume that the rope does not stretch. Use the value 9.81 m/s2 for the acceleration of gravity.

Calculate in Newtons:

The tension T in the rope if the gymnast hangs motionless on the rope.