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    Please may someone explain why the tensions of the two strings are equated in the mark scheme? Thanks!

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    (Original post by PhyM23)
    Please may someone explain why the tensions of the two strings are equated in the mark scheme? Thanks!

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    If it is in equilibirum then the tension pulling to one side should equate the tension pulling to the other side so that there is a net zero force and hence in equilibrium.
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    If it is in equilibirum then the tension pulling to one side should equate the tension pulling to the other side so that there is a net zero force and hence in equilibrium.
    Ah of course. I seem to have neglected the meaning of the 'equilibrium' part. It makes perfect sense now. Thanks!
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    (Original post by PhyM23)
    Please may someone explain why the tensions of the two strings are equated in the mark scheme? Thanks!

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    \text{Horizontal equilibrium} \Rightarrow \sum F_{i} = 0, so the tensions are of the same magnitude as each other

    EDIT: did not see Zacken's post
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    Ah of course. I seem to have neglected the meaning of the 'equilibrium' part. It makes perfect sense now. Thanks!
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    \text{Horizontal equilibrium} \Rightarrow \sum F_{i} = 0, so the tensions are of the same magnitude as each other

    EDIT: did not see Zacken's post
    Haha no problem. Appreciate the reply nonetheless
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    (Original post by PhyM23)
    Please may someone explain why the tensions of the two strings are equated in the mark scheme? Thanks!

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    Sorry I just finished teaching
    Do you tutor?
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    (Original post by A Slice of Pi)
    Do you tutor?
    I teach.
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    I teach.
    But on a Saturday? What kind of school do you teach at?
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    But on a Saturday? What kind of school do you teach at?
    I teach privately
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    I teach privately
    Ah, I see.
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    Sorry I just finished teaching
    Ah no problem!
 
 
 
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