http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7172/testiiifo2.jpg [Broken] Here is an image of the problem (taken from a practice test.)
The Attempt at a Solution
I drew the free body diagrams for each, but I have no idea what the equation would be. I came up with equations for each mass, and solved for a in one, plugged into the other and got this.
Tension Force (string, m2) - Grav Force (earth, m2)=M2*((-tension force string, M1)/m1)
This doesn't appear to me to be a position equation.. please help.
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