Question

Asked Mar 5, 2019

The sketch shows a painter's scaffold in mechanical equilibrium. The person in the middle weighs 500 N, and the tensions in each rope are 400 N.

What is the weight of the scaffold? Express your answer to two significant figures and include the units.

Step 1

The condition for mechanical equillibrium is,

Step 2

Substituting the values to find t...

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