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SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram showing known parameters.

A crate whose mass is 1600 kg, suspended from a cable, is initially moving downward at 12 m/sec. It is brought to a stop in 42 m distance. Find the force in the cable.

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The expert calculates the force in the cable. Physical is used to calculate the parameters of the cable. In five comprehensive steps, the problem is solved with good explanations.

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Step 1.
Either creating or observing a diagram should be your first step of a solution.
Observe ATTACHMENT #1 to see known and wanted parameters.
Since you must choose either up or down as the positive ...

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