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Homework Statement
a)Find the magnitude of the acceleration of the two blocks in (Figure 1) . Assume the top block slides without friction on the horizontal surface.
b)If the 12N block in (Figure 1) is replaced with a 12N force pulling downward, as in (Figure 2) , is the acceleration of the sliding block greater than, less than, or equal to the acceleration calculated in part A?
Less than
Greater than
Equal to
c)Calculate the acceleration of the block in (Figure 2) , assuming it slides without friction.
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The Attempt at a Solution
I have attached a picture of my free body diagram. But I don't know where to start after that. I am thrown off because the number in the boxes are not masses.
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