Physics 12 - Quiz #2 
Static Equilibrium 2


1. An 85.0 kg mountaineer remains in equilibrium while climbing a vertical cliff. The tension
force in the supporting rope is 745 N.

a) Draw a free-body diagram. (2 marks) 

b) Find the magnitude of the reaction force, F, which the cliff exerts on the mountaineer’s feet.
(5 marks)

2. A 150 kg object is suspended from a ceiling and attached to a wall.

a) Draw the free-body diagram. (2 marks)

b) What is the tension in each rope? Use component method. (5 marks)

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