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Tension of a String

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A van accelerates down a hill going from rest to 32.8 m/s in 5.49 s. During the acceleration, a toy (m=0.115 kg) hangs by a string from the van's ceiling. The acceleration is such that the string remains perpendicular to the ceiling.

How do you find the tension of the string?


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