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During a daring rescue, a helicopter rescue squad initially accelerates a little girl (mass 25.0 kg) vertically off the roof of a burning building. They do this by drop-ping a rope down to her, which she holds on to as they pull her up. Neglect the mass of the rope.
(a) What force causes the girl to accelerate vertically upward: (1) her weight; (2) the pull of the helicopter on the rope; (3) the pull of the girl on the rope; or (4) the pull of the rope on the girl?
(b) Determine the pull of the rope (the tension) if she initially accelerates upward at 0.750 m/s2.


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