umm this question seems simple enough but I don't really know what I'm doing...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A chain consisting of 5 links, each of mass .100 kg is lifted vertically upwards with a constant acceleration of 2.50 m/s^2. Calculate the force that link 2 exerts on link 1.

so what I did was add the masses of links 2-5 (m=0.4 kg) and multiply this by the acceleration.

so my answer is F21 = 1 N

I have no idea if this is even close to what I'm supposed to do.

Help would be appreciated, thanks.

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# Homework Help: 5 link chain

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