# 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

See attached file.

Please show work.

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#### Solution Summary

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

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