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# Problem: One end of a rope is pulled with 100 N, while the opposite end also is pulled with 100 N. The tension in the rope isA) 0 N.B) 50 N.C) 100 N.D) 200 N.

###### FREE Expert Solution

We'll apply Newton's second law to solve the problem.

Newton's second law:

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

Let the rope be horizontal. Positive is to the right.

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###### Problem Details

One end of a rope is pulled with 100 N, while the opposite end also is pulled with 100 N. The tension in the rope is
A) 0 N.
B) 50 N.
C) 100 N.
D) 200 N.