Problem A16: A person of weight W is standing on top of a step ladder as shown below. The step ladder consists of two massless ladders, each of length l, hinged at the top. A rope is connected to the ladders l/3 from the bottom, which keeps them from opening up. The rope is massless, and there is no friction between the ladder and the floor. What is the tension T in the rope? If T = W/n3, what is n3? Note, in the figure below n1 and n2 have the same units of length. n3 is unitless.

n1 = n2 = Input n3:

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