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A large uniform chain is hanging from the ceiling, supporting a block of mass 48kg. The mass of the chain itself is 15 kg, and the length of the chain is 2.6 m.
The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s^2
Find the tension in the chain at the point where the chain is supporting the block.
Answer in units of N

  • Physics -

    The chain mass is irrelevant to the problem.
    Look at the block alone.
    Tension T up from the chain
    Weight down W = m g
    no acceleration so
    T = m g
    T = 48 * 9.81 Newtons

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