# How can i calculate force of tension?

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Oct 18, 2015

#### Answer:

In general, there is no formula for tension. Instead, you usually have to find all of the other forces in the problem and then solve for tension.

#### Explanation:

For example, let's say there are three force acting on your object, two that you know and one unknown tension force. The object is as rest.

Using Newton's second law :