Q. Two men A and B are fighting a tug of war with a rope,whose mass is negligible compared to the masses of men. The free-body diagrams of A and B are shown in figure.It is given that none of them leaves contact with the ground.
i) Find the values of F and P.
ii) Who's winning at this moment?
Given cos 37° = `(4/5)`
The horizontal component of the force P is `Pcos(53)`
The horizontal component of the force F is `Fcos(37)`
`P=830.32 N` in direction of directed towards A
`F=626.1 N` in direction of directed towards B
Resultant of the horizontal forces is =830.32-626.1=204.22 N towards A . Thus A will win the game.