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A system involving Tension

  1. Feb 17, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The figure shows two 1.0 kg blocks connected by a rope. A second rope hangs beneath the lower block. Both ropes have a mass of 250 g. The entire assembly is accelerated upward at 3m/sec^2 by force F.

    What are the following tensions:

    1. The tension of the top of rope 1.
    2. The tention of the bottem of rope 1.
    3. The tension of the top of rope 2.

    Includes the following diagram


    2. Relevant equations
    Fnet = 2.5*-9.8+F
    T=g(mass of all things under it)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Tsub1 = (.25+.25+1)g
    Tsub2 = .25g

    But these answers are wrong...
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  3. Feb 18, 2009 #2


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    Can't make sense of it with no diagram.
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