Assume there are two hooks, each rated as able to hold 5 pounds. They are both mounted to a wall, one at the north end of the wall and the other at the south end of the wall. The wall is 10 m long. If a 10 m string, weighting 1 pounds is tied to each hook and goes along the wall horizontally, and weights placed at regular intervals along the string, what amount of weights can this setup hold?
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Does the fact that there are two 5-lb hooks mean it can hold 10 lb or just 5 lbs still? Does the fact that the weights aren't directly under the hooks create a lever-like situation that changes the hook's ability to support as many weights as if the weights were just hung directly on the hooks?