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Homework Help: Force, tension and blocks plx help

  1. Mar 20, 2013 #1
    Force, tension and blocks plx help!!

    Two blocks of identical mass are attached to the ceiling by a rope as shown in the figure.

    It is given that the middle horizontal rope has a tension of 30N.

    Find the masses of the blocks.

    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
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  3. Mar 20, 2013 #2
    Hello physicsuck

    What are your thoughts on this?

    For a problem like this, it is always a good idea to start with some free-body diagrams.
  4. Mar 21, 2013 #3
    hi ap123,
    I tackled the y components of this system but not sure how to deal with the x one.
  5. Mar 21, 2013 #4
    When you draw your diagrams, make sure to put x- and y-axes in.
    Then resolve your vectors along these axes.

    Show us what you've done so far.
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