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How to find Tension between two boxes

by SailorMoon01
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SailorMoon01
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Apr5-12, 06:34 PM
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A string is attached between two boxes with equal masses of 5kg EACH. The boxes are being pulled with a force of 30N and the acceleration is 3m/s^2.


I think T=ma. But does 'm' mean I have to add both masses?

T=10x3
=30N.

I'm desperate to know if this is right or wrong. Thanks a million!!! Pleease answer asap!!! :)
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babita
#2
Apr5-12, 06:37 PM
P: 61
and what do u mean by T...the tension in the string?
babita
#3
Apr5-12, 06:40 PM
P: 61
i think the tension(T) will be 15N
for 1 st box
eq will be 30-T =5(3)
and for second T=5(3)

SailorMoon01
#4
Apr5-12, 06:45 PM
P: 7
How to find Tension between two boxes

Yes T is tension.
SailorMoon01
#5
Apr5-12, 06:48 PM
P: 7
Thank you so much :)
babita
#6
Apr5-12, 06:50 PM
P: 61
k then i've wrote what i think
Quote Quote by babita View Post
i think the tension(T) will be 15N
for 1 st box
eq will be 30-T =5(3)
and for second T=5(3)
babita
#7
Apr5-12, 06:51 PM
P: 61
welcome :)


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