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Calculating Acceleration in Air Track System

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a mass m is suspended on a string and the glider slides over to the right. the system is frictionless and i'm wondering how to find the acceleration of the system with the mass m as 5 gram, and the glider mass as 40gram
 
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Set up a free body diagram for the mass hanging on the string. Then sum the y-forces to 0, since the ball isn't going accelerating up or down. Then sum the x-forces and set it equal to m*a, since the mass is accelerating to the right.
 

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