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Acceleration proportion

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how do i know what is the proportion between the acceleration of m1 and m2 ?

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LowlyPion

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how do i know what is the proportion between the acceleration of m1 and m2 ?

TNX ...
The real question is how would you think to solve it?

Please show your work.
 
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i have nothing to show cause i dont know even how to start .
 

LowlyPion

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i have nothing to show cause i dont know even how to start .
Start with what you know. That's always good advice.

What forces are acting on M1?
Can't you come up with expressions for those forces in terms of the angles α and β ?
 

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