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Find the speed of the chair

A "swing" ride at a carnival consists of chairs that are swung in a circle by 12.0 m cables attached to a vertical rotating pole. Suppose the total mass of a chair and its occupant is 220 kg.
(a) Determine the tension in the cable attached to the chair.

(b) Find the speed of the chair.

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With the given mass and the given length of cable, the tension in the cable and the speed of the chair both depend on one more required quantity, say the angle between the pole and the cable.
<br>Let this be angle b= 60°. ...

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Determine the tension in the cable

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