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

A mass, [tex]m_1[/tex]=5 kg, resting on a frictionless horizontal table is connected to a cable that passes over a pulley and then is fastened to a hanging mass, [tex]m_2[/tex]=10 kg. Find the acceleration of each mass and the tension in the cable.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

For mass 1:

Sum of x = F=[tex]m_1[/tex]a where F= Forward Force

Sum of y= n - [tex]m_1[/tex]g=0 where g=9.8 m/s²

How can I determine the acceleration using the data for mass 1?

For mass 2:

Sum of Y = [tex]T_2[/tex]-[tex]m_2[/tex]g where T= tension

Hence, [tex]T_2[/tex]= 10 kg(9.8+a)

Then, what do I do?

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# Homework Help: Determine acceleration/tension of masses

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