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1. Hi guys, the only thing I don't get here is why the force T2 is acting on person A? Would really appreciate any help

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2. It is the force of person 2 on person 1. It's equal and opposite on both people.
3. (Original post by Nagromicous)
It is the force of person 2 on person 1. It's equal and opposite on both people.
But isn't person 2 holding onto the rope and not onto person 1?
4. (Original post by sienna2266)
But isn't person 2 holding onto the rope and not onto person 1?
I see your point. You're right. However, I'm pretty sure the question assumes that the rope which Person B is holding is connecting only to Person A. I think it's just a poorly designed question. I know it's not a satisfying answer.
5. (Original post by Nagromicous)
I see your point. You're right. However, I'm pretty sure the question assumes that the rope which Person B is holding is connecting only to Person A. I think it's just a poorly designed question. I know it's not a satisfying answer.
Ahh so do you mean to say that the rope person A is holding onto is separate from the rope person B is holding onto? So the rope person B is holding onto is attached to person A's foot and person A is just clinging onto the rope coming down from the helicopter?
6. (Original post by sienna2266)
Ahh so do you mean to say that the rope person A is holding onto is separate from the rope person B is holding onto? So the rope person B is holding onto is attached to person A's foot and person A is just clinging onto the rope coming down from the helicopter?
lol pretty much
7. (Original post by Nagromicous)
lol pretty much
Thanks so much!
8. (Original post by sienna2266)
Thanks so much!
No problem. The classic example of this would be a train with several carriages, where each carriage is pulling the one behind it and being pulled by the one in front.
9. (Original post by Nagromicous)
No problem. The classic example of this would be a train with several carriages, where each carriage is pulling the one behind it and being pulled by the one in front.
Yeah that fits really well with this. Thanks so much!!

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