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

A box of ant aunts (m_{1}= 1.65kg ) and a box of ant uncles (m_{2}= 3.30 kg) slide down an inclined plane while attached by a massless rod parallel to the plane. The angle of incline θ = 30°. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the aunt box and the incline is μ_{1}= 0.226; that between the uncle box and the incline is μ_{2}= 0.113.

m1 is above m2 on the incline.

Compute: a)The tension in the rod

b)The magnitude of the common acceleration of the two boxes

Bonus: How would the the answers to a) and b) differ if the uncles trailed the aunts?

2. Relevant equations

F = ma

Fn = mgcosθ

Fp = mgsinθ

Ff = μFn

3. The attempt at a solution

F = idk...

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