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A rope hangs from the ceiling. What is the tension at the midpoint of the rope?

The tension in the midpoint of the rope is .

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Step 1: Given information

Mass of the rope .

Step 2: Explanation

At the midpoint, the tension in the rope is supporting half the weight of the rope. For this, evaluate F and T

The tension at the midpoint

Substituting the values in the equation

Substituting the values in the equation

The tension in the midpoint of the rope .

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