i drew a digram for the forces and i found out the equations for accerleration... then i'm stuck...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Question: Determine the tension in the strings, the acceleration, and how far the masses will go in 2.0s. (See attachement)

Well i drew a FBD, ,and i got three eqations for accerleration:

for mass 1 (100g):

A = (T2 - M1*G)/(M1)

A = (T2 - 0.1*9.8)/(0.1)

mass 2: (200g, on the floor)

A = (T1 - T2)/(M2)

A = (T1 - T2)/(0.2)

mass 3: (200g, going down on the right)

A = (M3*G - T1)/(M3)

A = (0.2*9.8 - T1)/(0.2)

Then what should i do after this? i can't equate 3 equations at once... can i?

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