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Two 1kg carts and a 500g weight are linked with cables. One of the carts sits on a 15°

ramp, while the other is on a horizontal surface. See diagram. Find the tension in the

cable linking the two carts.

i attached the picture.

2. Relevant equations

im not sure, but i think its T-mg=ma

but since there are two carts on top, and one is on a ramp, i dont think this is right

3. The attempt at a solution

F(weight 3)=.5 kg*9.8 m/s^2= 4.9 N

F(weight 2)=1 kg*9.8m/s^2*sin(15)=2.54 N

F(weight 1)=1kg*9.8m/s^2=9.8 N

im not sure what to do next

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# Homework Help: Find the tension in the cable linking the two carts.

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