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## Homework Statement

**Question 1.**

A triangular prism of mass

*M*is placed one side on a frictionless horizontal plane as shown in Fig. 1. The other two sides are inclined with respect to the plane at angles a1 and

a2 respectively. Two blocks of masses

*m*1 and

*m*2, connected by an inextensible thread, can slide without friction on the surface of the prism. The mass of the pulley, which supports the thread, is negligible.

- Express the acceleration
*a*of the blocks relative to the prism in terms of the acceleration*a*0 of the prism. - Find the acceleration
*a*0 of the prism in terms of quantities given and the acceleration*g*due to gravity. - At what ratio
*m*1/*m*2 the prism will be in equilibrium?

## Homework Equations

ma=F

## The Attempt at a Solution

see the picture below

i got totally wrong as it is too hard

can everyone give me hint to do this question

How did i do this question in a more clear and systematic way?