Statement of a problem № 10690


Two ice skaters, Paul and Tom, are each holding on to opposite ends of the same rope. Each pulls the other toward him. The magnitude of Paul s acceleration is 1.25 times greater than the magnitude of Tom s acceleration. What is the ratio of Paul s mass to Tom s mass? (a) 0.67 (b) 0.80 (c) 0.25 (d) 1.25 (e) 0.50

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