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In this problem, is the direction of tension(725N) shown in the free body diagram correct? Wouldn't such a direction lead to compression instead of tension.

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The diagram is correct. This is the force of the rope acting on the beam.

The force that the rope feels due to the beam pulling on it is equal in magnitude but in the opposite direction, as given by Newton’s third law.

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