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If you used an ideal pulley of the type shown in Figure 9.25(a) to support a car engine of mass 115 kg , (a) What would be the tension in the rope? (b) What force must the ceiling supply, assuming you pull straight down on the rope? Neglect the pulley system’s mass.
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<b>Figure 9.25a</b> A pulley system with a mechanical advantage of two.
Figure 9.25a A pulley system with a mechanical advantage of two.
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Final Answer
  1. $564 \textrm{ N}$
  2. $1690 \textrm{ N}$
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