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Friction problem. help!

  1. Feb 12, 2007 #1
    The weight of the block on a table is 494 N and that of the hanging block is 175 N. Ignore all frictional effects, and assuming the pulley to be massless.

    (a) Find the acceleration of the two blocks.
    m/s2 =?

    (b) Find the tension in the cord.
    N =?
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  3. Feb 12, 2007 #2


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    Please show your work.

    Also, rereading your post, you talk about masses and then say that a pulley is frictionless. Please state the exact question, including how the situation is set up-- we're not mind-readers!!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2007
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