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In the famous Magdeburg hemisphere experiment up to about 30 horses were used pulling on both sides of the hemispheres.

Could I achieve the same effect (same force on the hemispheres) if I replaced half the horses with a wall, i.e. attach the hemispheres on one side with a wall and have 15 horses pull on the other side?

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marked as duplicate by sammy gerbil, John Rennie newtonian-mechanics Sep 27 '18 at 7:11

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