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- Homework Statement
- See attached

- Relevant Equations
- F=ma, F=kx^2

So first I looked at the forces acting on m1

m1a1=F spring on m2-F spring

Then m2

m2a2=F spring-F spring on m1

using 3rd law,

m2a2=F spring+F spring on m2

m2a2=F spring+m1a1+F spring

m2a2=2F spring+m1a1

Not entirely sure if I've done the above correctly, but I am stuck now because I have two unknowns, a1 and a2.

The answer is suppose to be 20.488 m/s^2 btw.

m1a1=F spring on m2-F spring

Then m2

m2a2=F spring-F spring on m1

using 3rd law,

m2a2=F spring+F spring on m2

m2a2=F spring+m1a1+F spring

m2a2=2F spring+m1a1

Not entirely sure if I've done the above correctly, but I am stuck now because I have two unknowns, a1 and a2.

The answer is suppose to be 20.488 m/s^2 btw.