Car in a Ditch#

One way to move a heavy object (like a car) is to attach a strong chain between it and a strong tree and push perpendicular to the chain (see Fig. (a)) to create a large tension. A free body diagram of a piece of the chain is shown in Fig. (b).

Free body diagram of a person pushing on a chain between a car and a tree. The chain extends 5 degrees below the x-axis starting from the origin, on both sides of the y-axis. There is a tension, T, on both sides of the chain. At the origin, F sub p on c is acting up along the y-axis. F sub net is equal to zero.

Part 1#

If the person pushes on the chain with a force of 8500 \(\rm{N}\), the tension in the chain is:

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\rm{N}\).

Attribution#

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