The strong men can withstand the tension force exerted by the two horses pulling in opposite directions. How would the tension compare if only one horse pulled and the left rope were tied to a tree? How would the tension compare if the two horses pulled in the same direction, with the left rope tied to the tree?

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The strong men can withstand the tension force exerted by the two horses pulling in opposite directions. How would the tension compare if only one horse pulled and the left rope were tied to a tree? How would the tension compare if the two horses pulled in the same direction, with the left rope tied to the tree?

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From Newton’s third law, it is clear that the pull of the left horse and the right horse are in equal magnitude and are in opposite direction, as a result the person experiences zero net force since the person is in equilibri...

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