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Part 1:

A 17 kg block with a pulley attached slides along a frictionless surface. It is connected by a massless string to a 5.9 kg block via the arrangement shown (attached below). The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s/s. Find the horizontal distance the 17 kg block

moves when the 5.9 kg block descends a distance of 9.3 cm. The pulleys are massless and

frictionless. Answer in units of cm.

Part 2:

Find the acceleration of the 17 kg block. Answer in units of m/s/s.

Part 3:

Find the tension in the connecting string. Answer in units of N.

2. Relevant equations

F = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I am absolutely stumped on all three...I don't want someone to solve this for me, but any little hint to get me started would be great. My main problem is that none of the equations I have have anything to do with distance and so I don't know how to relate that to these forces and acceleration.

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# Homework Help: Crazy pulley problem

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