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Forces on adjacent accelerating bodies

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The same force that gives the standard 1 kg mass an acceleration of 1.00 m/s2 acts first on body A, producing an acceleration of 0.640 m/s2, and then on body B, producing an acceleration of 0.359 m/s2. Find the acceleration produced when A and B are attached and the same force is applied.



    2. Relevant equations

    ƩF=ma

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I started by trying to figure out the mass of body a by doing 1 N/.640 m/s2 and I have 1.5625 Kg for Body A--I'm not sure if this is correct nor how to complete the problem.
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2012 #2

    Doc Al

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    So far, so good. You found the mass of body A. Now find the mass of Body B.
     
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