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# Problem: A 5.00 m long light rope is tied to the ceiling. A steel ball with mass 2.00 kg is attached to the lower end of the rope. The ball is pulled to one side and released, and swings back and forth as a pendulum. As the ball passes through its lowest point, with the rope vertical, its speed is 6.00 m/s. As the ball swings through this point, what is the tension in the rope?(a) 34.0 N(b) 26.8 N(c) 19.6 N(d) 14.4 N(e) 12.4 N(f) 5.2 N(g) none of the above answers

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A 5.00 m long light rope is tied to the ceiling. A steel ball with mass 2.00 kg is attached to the lower end of the rope. The ball is pulled to one side and released, and swings back and forth as a pendulum. As the ball passes through its lowest point, with the rope vertical, its speed is 6.00 m/s. As the ball swings through this point, what is the tension in the rope?

(a) 34.0 N

(b) 26.8 N

(c) 19.6 N

(d) 14.4 N

(e) 12.4 N

(f) 5.2 N

(g) none of the above answers