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Forces of a log and cable

A chain is wrapped around a log. What pull will be necessary at an angle of 52 degrees to move the log at an effective rate of 234 N along the log?

A cable is wrapped around a tree creating an angle of 49 degrees. The tension on each segment of the cable is 46 N. What is the resulting force on the tree?

Solution Summary

There are two word problems here regarding force and tree trunks.