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Minimum acceleration for the fireman

A fireman wants to slide down a rope. The breaking load for the rope is 3/4th of the weight of the man. With what minimum acceleration should the fireman slide down?

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Let the acceleration of the fireman be a

Then , according to the question

Mg - R = Ma ...

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The solution gives a detailed explanation on how to calculate the minimum acceleration to slide down when the breaking load for a rope is given.