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AP® Physics C: Mechanics

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Rope Swing

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A 50kg acrobat is swinging on a rope with a length of 15m from one horizontal platform to another. Both platforms a​re at equal height.

If the maximum tension the rope can support is 1200N, which of the following answer best represents the maximum velocity the acrobat can reach without breaking the rope?

A

$25 m/s$

B

$19 m/s$

C

$20 m/s$

D

$15 m/s$

E

$5 m/s$