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Asked Mar 20, 2019

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Two flower pots are hanging on a rope as shown. If flower pot 1 weighs 12lbf and flower pot 2 weighs 8lbf, then

what is the tension in each of the rope segments? Hint: Break up the image into two separate free body

diagrams.

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Step 1

The image can be broke up into two free body diagrams as shown below.

Step 2

Since the pots are not accelerating, the net force in x and y directions of the system must be zero. Consider the free body diagram (a). Write the equation for the net force in x direction.

Step 3

Consider the free body diagram (b). Write the equa...

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