# Problem: A ball on a string is swung in a horizontal circle on a frictionless table. The tension in the string is To when the ball completes a rotation in 1 s. You then increase the speed so that the ball completes a rotation in 0.5 s. What is the new tension in the string? A) 1/4 To B) 1/2 To C) To D) 2 To E) 4 To

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A ball on a string is swung in a horizontal circle on a frictionless table. The tension in the string is To when the ball completes a rotation in 1 s. You then increase the speed so that the ball completes a rotation in 0.5 s. What is the new tension in the string?

A) 1/4 To

B) 1/2 To

C) To

D) 2 To

E) 4 To

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