Suppose I have a single rope attached to a fixed point via a load cell, which gives a number (in kN) based on the load it's experiencing. I take a weight (x) and attach it to the rope at a fixed point and raise it up to a given height and then drop it. The rope has elastic properties and has some elongation.
Now, suppose I repeat the process, but this time I use two ropes hanging in parallel (actually, it's the same rope with a mid-line knot which prevents the tension/elongation in one half being transferred to the other half).
What I need to understand is whether the number on the load cell would be different between the two scenarios, and if so, why?