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Tension in a rope with hanging masses

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A superhero and his sidekick are hanging motionless from a rope.
The superhero's mass is 90.0kg, while the sidekick's mass is 55.0kg. The mass of the rope is negligible.

a. Find the tension in the rope above the superhero.
b. Find the tension in the rope above the sidekick

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This solution illustrates how to find the tension in a rope above, and or below masses hanging on it. The solution is illustrated specifically with a problem of a superhero and his sidekick hanging motionless from a rope.

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The tension in the rope above the superhero comes from the weight of both the superhero and his sidekick, while the tension in the rope above the sidekick comes from just the weight of the sidekick (observe that the superhero is on top of this portion of the rope and so his weight does not come in there).

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