physics

posted by .

Two equal weight monkeys each hang from the ends of a rope passing over a weightless, frictionless pulley. If one accelerates up the rope, what happens to the other?

  • physics -

    THe monkey is putting a tension on the rope of mg+ma. THe opposite monkey is putting a tension of -mg. The resultant force on the rope is ma.

    F=ma
    ma= (2m)A
    A= 1/2 a

    Therefore, both monkeys accelerate upwards at the same rate, which is half the rate as the acceleration (relative to the rope) as the climbing monkey. In short, the other monkey goes up.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    Note: I am in Algebra-based Physics Two 35.0 N weights are suspended at opposite ends of a rope that passes over a light, frictionless pulley. The pulley is attached to a chain that is fastened to the ceiling. Start solving this problem …
  2. Physics

    How would you use a pulley system with one rope to pull at a single item at two points simultaneously?
  3. Physics

    A light rope passing over a frictionless pulley connects two objects. One object has a mass of 10kg. The tension in the rope is 90N. Calculate the acceleration and the mass of the second object. Object 1 Fg-Ft = ma 100 - 90 - 10*a …
  4. Physics

    Two buckets of sand hang from opposite ends of a rope that passes over an ideal pulley. One bucket is full and weighs 110 N; the other bucket is only partly filled and weighs 50 N . Initially, you hold onto the lighter bucket to keep …
  5. Physics

    Question: Two masses 2.2 Kg and 3.2 Kg connected by a rope over a massless and frictionless pulley hang at 1.8 m above the ground on either side of the pulley. The pulley is 4.8 m above the ground. What is the maximum height that the …
  6. Physics

    Hellow I have questiones in physics, it's google translate so my be it's not so easy. But thanks for the help A weight with mass (m2) = 28 kg hanging from a rope. The rope runs over a frictionless pulley and attached to a box of mass …
  7. Physics

    Someone attaches a 27 kg bale of hay to one end of a rope passing over a frictionless pulley connected to a beam in a hay barn. Someone else pull down on the opposite en of the rope with a force of 397 N. Ignoring the mass of the rope, …
  8. physics

    Two masses m and 2m are attached with each other by a rope passing over a frictionless and massless pulley. If the pulley is accelerated upwards with an acceleration ‘a’, what is the value of T?
  9. Physics

    Two buckets of sand hang from opposite ends of a rope that passes over an ideal pulley. One bucket is full and weighs 110 N ; the other bucket is only partly filled and weighs 65 N . You release the lighter bucket and the heavier one …
  10. physics newton's third law

    Two blocks are attached to opposite ends of a massless rope that goes over a massless, frictionless, stationary pulley. One of the blocks, with a mass of 4.5 kg accelerates downward at 34g.

More Similar Questions