A student gets his car stuck in a snow drift. Not at a loss, having studied physics, he attaches one end of a stout rope to the vehicle and the other end to the trunk of a nearby tree, allowing for a small amount of slack. The student then exerts a force vector F on the center of the rope in the direction perpendicular to the car-tree line, as shown in the figure below. If the rope is inextensible and if the magnitude of the applied force is 489 N, what is the force on the car? (Assume equilibrium conditions.)

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 1,440
asked by Harley
  1. Force on the car in the direction of the rope is
    F = (489/2)÷sin(θ)
    where θ=angle formed by the rope and the car-tree line.

    1. 👍 1
    2. 👎 1

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    A college survey was taken to determine where students study. Of 132 students​ surveyed, 78 studied in the cafeteria​, 64 studied in the student lounge​, 22 studied in both the cafeteria and the student lounge. Of those

    asked by Julia on October 15, 2019
  2. math 12

    From 85 Records at D.S. Collegiate, the following data was collected: 12 studied Sociology, Economics and Accounting, 27 studied sociology and accounting, 20 studied economics and accounting, 21 studied economics and sociology, 36

    asked by kitkat on November 28, 2010
  3. physics

    Your car is stuck in a mud hole. You are alone but you have a long strong rope. having studied physics you tie the rope tautly to a telephone pole and pull on it sideways at the midpoint as shown. Find the force exerted by the

    asked by zach on November 23, 2015
  4. Grammar

    The student......for the final exam. was studying /studied hardy did not studied Would had study. What is the rieght tense ?

    asked by Kaba on September 30, 2016
  5. geology

    is this ok? harry hess studied the arced chains of islands with active volcanoes. in 1953 he discovered the great global rift. he is also know for his theriores on the sea floor spreading. alfred Wegener. alfred is remembered by

    asked by scooby91320002 on March 13, 2009
  1. Physics

    A disgruntled physics student sees the front end of his teacher's car below him at the base of a building. If the student is 5.0 m high above the car which is 3.0 m long and traveling only 3m/s to the right, will the apple of the

    asked by VAN on June 24, 2014
  2. c.r.t physics

    You are driving south on a highway at 25 m/s (approximately 55 mi/h) in a snow storm. When you last stopped, you noticed that the snow was coming down vertically, but it is passing the windows of the moving car at an angle of 30

    asked by jayson on January 4, 2011
  3. math

    394 cars, 57 trucks, and 23 buses ventured out in the snowstorm. 83 1/3% got stuck in the snow. How many vehicles got stuck?

    asked by Kriztin on May 16, 2010
  4. English

    1. If I had studied hard, I could have gotten a higher score. 2. If I had studied hard, I could have gotten a better result. 3. If I had studied hard, I could have gotten a good/better grade. 4. If I had studied hard, I could not

    asked by rfvv on October 3, 2013
  5. english

    “In the snow” is repeated three times in “Scott’s Goodbye.” What meaning might the writer have hoped to convey by repeating this phrase? (1 point) The snow was breathtakingly beautiful. The snow and cold were

    asked by lexi on December 21, 2012

More Similar Questions