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

Two blocks weighing 250 N and 350 N are connected by a string that passes over a massless pulley. What is the tension in the string?

2. Relevant equations

T= (2*m_{1}*m_{2})/(m_{1}+m_{2})*9.8m/s^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

m_{1}= 250/9.8 = 25.5

m_{2}= 350/9.8 = 35.7

T = (2*25.5*35.7)/(25.5+35.7)*9.8 = 291 N

Doesn't seem right. Can someone tell me what I did wrong?

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# Homework Help: Finding the tension in a string

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