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Harry the painter swings year after year
from his bosun’s chair. His weight is 630N
and the rope, unknown to him, has a breaking point of 365 N.

A.) Why doesn’t the rope break when he is supported as shown at the left above? To answer this, find the tension in the rope. Answer in units of N

B.)One day Harry is painting near a flagpole, and, for a change, he ties the free end of the rope to the flagpole instead of to his chair as shown at the right. Why did Harry end up taking his vacation early? To answer this, find the tension in the rope. Answer in units of N

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