Solution: If the plane flies at 10 m/sec, find the tension in the string

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If the plane flies at 10 m/sec, find the tension in the string

Problem Statement: EE Board April 1997

A man keeps a 1 kg toy airplane flying horizontally in a circle by holding onto a 1.5 m long string attached to its wing tip. The string is always in the plane of the circular path. If the plane flies at 10 m/sec, find the tension in the string.

  • A. 28 N
  • B. 15 N
  • C. 67 N
  • D. 18 N

Problem Answer:

The tension in the string is 67 N.

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