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FScheuer

## Homework Statement

There is an Atwood machine (image attached) with 3 masses, m, 2m, and 3m.

## Homework Equations

What is the acceleration of each mass?

## The Attempt at a Solution

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I’m not quite sure where to start here. I know that there is a gravitational force downward on each mass, mg, 2mg, and 3mg respectively. I also know that tension is pulling each of the masses upward. I think I would be able to begin solving the problem if I understood how the force of tension in the string was applied to each mass. Is the force of tension on each mass different?