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

There are three blocks connected by strings as shown in the figure. Each block has the mass as following mass,

m1=0.8kg

m2=2.2kg

m3=1.7kg

Assuming there is no friction,

2. Relevant equations

F=MA

3. The attempt at a solution

In my FBD of the hanging box

[itex]\uparrow[/itex] <--- Tension

[]

[itex]\downarrow[/itex] <--- W=mg

^^ in y direction: T-W=0

T=W

The FBD of the box on the table

[itex]\uparrow[/itex] <---Normal Force

[] [itex]\rightarrow[/itex] <--- Tension

[itex]\downarrow[/itex] <--- W=mg

^^ x direction: t=0

y direction: Fn-W=O

But im completely confused on how to find the tension of the boxes

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# Homework Help: Find tension between blocks 2 & 3

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