Asked • 07/17/19

How could a cord withstand a force greater than its breaking strength?

How could a 100 N object be lowered from a roof using a cord with a breaking strength of 80 N without breaking the cord? My attempt to answer this question is that we could use a counter weight. But I don't really understand the concept behind counterweights so I hope someone can clear that up for me and if there is a better answer I'll love to know it.

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