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Problem: A solid uniform 45.1-kg ball of diameter 35.1 cm is supported against a vertical frictionless wall using a thin 30.0-cm wire of negligible mass, as shown in the figure.(a) Make a free-body diagram for the ball and use it to find the tension in the wire.(b) How hard does the ball push against the wall?

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A solid uniform 45.1-kg ball of diameter 35.1 cm is supported against a vertical frictionless wall using a thin 30.0-cm wire of negligible mass, as shown in the figure.
(a) Make a free-body diagram for the ball and use it to find the tension in the wire.
(b) How hard does the ball push against the wall?


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