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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

In the figure below, m1 = 3.6 kg, m2 = 5.1 kg, and the coefficient of kinetic friction between the inclined plane and the 3.6-kg block is μk = 0.25. Find the magnitude of the acceleration of the masses.

m1 = 3.6 kg

m2 = 5.1 kg

μ = 0.25

Theta = 30

2. Relevant equations

a = ((m2*g)-(m1*g*sin(theta)))/(m1+m2)

3. The attempt at a solution

Since there is friction I did [tex] (m1*g*sin(theta)-μ*Fn

Fn = (.5*m1*g*3^.5)

a = ((5.1 kg*9.8 m/s^2) - (3.6 kg*9.8 m/s^2*sin(30)-.25(.5*3.6kg*9.8m/s^2*3^.5)))/(3.6kg+5.1kg)

a = (50.031- (17.658 - 7.638))/(8.7)

a = 4.599 m/s^2

I got this wrong. please help

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