1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A force of 25 N is applied on the pulley. M1 = 1.5 kg, M2 = 2.5 kg, light frictionless strings and pulley. a) What is the tension in the strings? b) What is the acceleration of the masses? c) What is the minimum Force to apply on the pulley so that M2 comes off the ground? 2. Relevant equations ƩF = ma 3. The attempt at a solution I am not totally sure how to do this question because of the extra force applied. I mean since there is another acceleration, I am thinking in my head that it won't be just mg but it will be something like m(g+ 25/9.8) but I am not sure. Also it seems like there won't be an acceleration in mass 2, but will be in mass 1. Can anyone point me in the right direction?