Acceleration of pulley system physics problem

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Homework Statement


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In the figure, find an expression for the acceleration of m1 (assume that the table is frictionless).


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The Attempt at a Solution


That picture of the second mass is stumping me because I have no idea what the heck is going on. It seems as if the second mass is fixed, but I honestly have no clue.
 

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What are the forces acting on m1, on m2?
 

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