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Topic - Physics/Engineering question

Dave 88 - on 01 May 2014
Looking for some help to settle a discussion I had, please.

If you had a suspended load, for example 100kg weight, when it's hanging there with the rope vertical, there is 100kg on the rope and anchor (single anchor for arguments sake). Correct so far?

If you then attached a second rope to pull your load to the side, does this increase the force on the top anchor and rope?

My thinking is that it will increase (so effectively the 100kg load will "weigh more") and continue to do so the further the load is moved from hanging vertically.

Can anyone confirm this please?
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