Ben B.

asked • 02/12/13

Force of Tension Problem - Please Help ASAP

A 15000-kg helicopter is lowering a 4300-kg truck by a cable of fixed length. The truck, helicopter, and cable are descending at 17.0 m/s and must be slowed to 5.00 m/s in the next 56.0 m of descent to prevent damaging the truck. Assume a constant rate of slowing.

Determine the tension in the cable.

Determine the lift force of the helicopter blades

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Zhanna S. answered • 02/19/13

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Zhanna S.

Oh yes, I agree. I forgot the weight of the truck for the tension. 



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