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I did a lab with the Atwood's machine...very simple, just measuring acceleration differences with different masses. In my lab report I need to answer this question though:

given the formula (m_{1}-m_{2})g=(m_{1}+m_{2}+I/R^{2})a, knowing that (m_{1}-m_{2})g is given as the y-variable and "a" is given as the x-variable, explain what the slope and the y-intercept correspond to in this equation

2. Relevant equations

y=mx+b

3. The attempt at a solution

I figure that (m_{1}+m_{2}+I/R^{2}) is slope, and I figure that the y-intercept equals zero, I just can figure out which experimental variables the y-intercept actually corresponds to...

Any help would be appreciated!

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Atwood's Pulley Lab analysis question

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