(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The pulley is essentially weightless and frictionless. If M_{1}= 10.0 kg and the second mass M_{2}weighs 98.1 Newtons, what is the tension in the rope and the acceleration of M_{1}?

2. Relevant equations

F_{T}=mg

F=ma

F_{T}= tension

m=mass

g=gravity (9.81)

a=acceleration

3. The attempt at a solution

F_{T}=mg ---> F_{T}=(10)(9.81) = 98.1 Newtons

a= F_{T}/ m

a= 98.1/10 = 9.81 m/s^{2}

The tension answer is right, but the acceleration should be 0. How would it be 0?

What am i doing wrong? Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Coupled Motion Pulley Problem

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