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Posted by on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 5:30am.

A string (A) hanging from the ceiling has a 1 kg mass attached to it and hanging below this mass is string (B) with a 2 kg mass attached. Both of the strings are massless.

How do I calculate the tension in Cord B? I have tried several times with different snwers. Please help


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  • Physics - , Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 6:45am

    String B applies a force on the 2 kg mass, to balance that mass's 2 g = 19.6 N weight. The 1 kg mass has not effect upon the tension in cord B

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