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dmbonu

  • 3 years ago

A horizontal pull A pulls two wagons over a horizontal frictionless floor, the first wagon is 500N, the second is 2000 N. The tension in the light horizontal rope connecting the wagons is. help explain your answer

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  1. sumanth4phy
    • 3 years ago
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    Since you said horizontal frictional surface and did not mention any accceleration the tension has to be zero as long as they are moving with constant velocity.

  2. dmbonu
    • 3 years ago
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    the options to the question are: a) equal to A, by Newton’s third law. b) equal to 2000 N. c) greater than A. d) less than A. do you mean a

  3. sumanth4phy
    • 3 years ago
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    Now I uderstood the question properly...the tension in the string connecting the wagons in (2000/2500)*A So the tension is not zero but the answer is option (d) tension is 0.8*A

  4. dmbonu
    • 3 years ago
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    sorry for the confusion i left out the options, and thnx

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