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    Free-Body Diagram: Determining Tension and Reaction

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    A 12 lb bowling ball is suspended by a cord and leaning against a frictionless wall as shown (see diagram). The diameter of the ball is 30 cm and the line segment of AB is 60 cm.

    a) Make a free-body diagram
    b) Determine the tension T in the cable
    c) Determine the reaction at point B if:
    i) the system is at rest
    ii) the system accelerates to the right at 2 m/s^2
    iii) the system accelerates to the left at 2 m/s^2

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    Provides steps necessary to determine the tension and reaction, as well as provides a free-body diagram.

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