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    I'm really struggling with answering this question...if anyone could help me, i'd really appreciate it!

    The question is:

    A car of mass 1200kg is towing a caravan of mass 650kg with a constant speed up a straight road inclined at 8degrees to the horizontal. The towbar between the car and the caravan is parallel to the road. The motion of the car is resisted by a force of magnitude 200N and the motion of the caravan is resisted by a force of magnitude 400N. Find in either order:

    - The tension in the towbar
    - the magnintude of the driving force exerted by the car.

    If anyone can help then thanks!!
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