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physics question, suppose two people pull on rope. person A is 50 kg and pulls towards the right (+) with 30 N force. person b who is 40 kg pulls towards the left with a 20 N force. assume the rope is massless. I dont get why the tension in the rope is the same magnitude. For the rope the forces on it are F1 - F2 = 0*a. but F1 and F2 should be the 30N and 20N , so it should be not zero but 10 N to the right for tension. something doesnt make sense here

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