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(II) A 75-kg petty thief wants to escape from a

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Problem 14P

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(II) A 75-kg petty thief wants to escape from a third-story jail window. Unfortunately, a makeshift rope made of sheets tied together can support a mass of only 53 kg. How might the thief use this "rope" to escape? Give a quantitative answer.

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Problem 14P

Solution 14P:

For the thief to escape under the given situation, he should try to develop minimum tension in the rope so that it does not break.

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Concept:
Newton’s second law: The force F acts on mass m produces an acceleration a in the object. Mathematically, F=ma

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