Suppose two ends of a massless string are attached at two different points along the same horizontal line such that the distance between the two points is less than the length of the string and the string is passed through a ring in such a way that the ring can move freely (downwards) along the string. Will the ring finally end up being suspended at the middle of the string (because of contant tension)? If it remains suspended at the middle why is it that the tension of the string at the two parts of the rope (on the two sides of the ring) are the same?
Again if we thing if another condition where we applied a horizontal force on the ring before it reaches to the midpoint and end up being static at any other point other than the mid point, will the tension remain still the same along both the parts? From the image, will the tension remain the same in the AB and AC part? If yes,then why?
Edit: Added this image afterwards