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In a tug of war, there are two teams - A and B. A applies 200 N force and B applies 1000 N force in the opposite direction. Choose the correct statement(s).

A
The rope will stay at the same place.
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The rope will break.
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C
Rope will be drawn towards A.
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Rope will be drawn towards B.
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Solution

The correct option is C Rope will be drawn towards B.
Force applied by team A: FA=200 N (towards A)
Force applied by team B: FB=1000 N (towards B)

Net force, Fnet=FBFA=1000200=800 N (towards B)
So, the force applied by team-B is more and hence the rope will be drawn towards B.

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