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An object is held stationary by a cable near the sea floor. Find the cable tension.

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An apparatus consisting of a wood block of density 650 kg/m^3 and mass M= 64 kg, is attached by a cable to a cement block of density 4500 kg/m^3 and mass 125 kg. The cement block rests on the sea bottom, and holds the wood block stationary above it. The sea density is 1025 kg/m^3.

Find the tension in the cable.

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The expert finds the cable tension for a stationary block. Complete with graph and explanation, the problem is solved.

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SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram showing all vertical forces on the wood block in terms of known parameters.

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