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

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m1=1.2kg

m2=2.3kg

m3=3.1kg

a[of the system] determined to be = 6.36m/s^2

T[between the cord of 1-->3] determined to be =22.27N

Determine the force exerted by the number 1 block on the number 2 block.

2. Relevant equations

Newton's Second Law, I imagine; sigma F = mass*acceleration

3. The attempt at a solution

if the two were connected via a cable or something, I'd get how to do it; as stands, I'm not really sure. we've only went over this briefly, so I'm quite stumped.

any help would be appreciated, however!

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# Homework Help: Force exerted on one object by another

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