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guyvsdcsniper
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 Homework Statement:

Masses M1 and M2 are connected to a system of strings and pulleys
as shown. The strings are massless and inextensible, and the
pulleys are massless and frictionless. Find the acceleration of M1
 Relevant Equations:
 f=ma
I am having trouble creating the constraint equation for this pulley system.
I don't understand why the last 3 variables of the following constraint is divided by 2?
Could anyone help me understand why this is?
I don't understand why the last 3 variables of the following constraint is divided by 2?
Could anyone help me understand why this is?