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Jimmy has caught two fish in Yellow Creek. He has tied the line holding the 4.30 kg steelhead trout to the tail of the 1.39 kg carp. To show the fish to a friend, he lifts upward on the carp with a force of 87.7 N. What is the tension of the rope connecting the steel trout and carp?

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  1. 87.7 N is the weight of the two fishes together. M(steelhead)*g = 4.3 kg x 9.8 m/s^2 = 42.1 N is the weight of the steelhead by itself.

    The rope tension supports whe weight of the steelhead.

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    posted by drwls
  2. so would u subtract the weight of the carp from 87.7N?

    i tried it, but the answer didn't work out

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