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Consider the baby being weighed in Figure 4.34. (a) What is the mass of the child and basket if a scale reading of 55 N is observed? (b) What is the tension $T_1$ in the cord attaching the baby to the scale? (c) What is the tension $T_2$ in the cord attaching the scale to the ceiling, if the scale has a mass of 0.500 kg? (d) Draw a sketch of the situation indicating the system of interest used to solve each part. The masses of the cords are negligible.
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<b>Figure 4.34</b> A baby being weighed by a spring scale.
Figure 4.34 A baby being weighed by a spring scale.
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Final Answer
  1. $5.6 \textrm{ kg}$
  2. $55 \textrm{ N}$
  3. $60 \textrm{ N}$
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