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Panda-lum Tension: Panda on a swing: Algebraic Tension

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A panda of mass $m$ is swinging on a swing with negligible mass and ropes of length $l$. The highest point the swing achieves is ${60}^{\circ}$ from the vertical.

What is the total tension in the ropes when the panda swings through the lowest point of its arc?

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A

$mg$

B

$1.5mg$

C

$2mg$

D

$1.5mgl$

E

$2mgl$