A 76-kg petty thief wants to escape from a third-story jail window. Unfortunately, a makeshift rope made of sheets tied together can support a mass of only 58 kg.Determine the magnitude of the minimum acceleration at which the thief can descend using the rope.
i think T-mg=ma?
The Attempt at a Solution
i know tension would be the upward force and mg (weight) would be the upward force correct?