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

An 18kg cart is connected to a 12kg hanging block at thebottomof the incline (ignore friction)

What is the magnitude of acceleration of the cart?

2. Relevant equations

F=ma

Fx=Fgsinx

Fy=FgCosx

3. The attempt at a solution

well without the hanging weight i calculatoed the force parallel to the plane to be 101.2 N

and the force perpendicular to the plane is 144.5 N

I tried adding the X force (101.2N) to the downward force of the weight on the pulley (176.4 ) and then dividing by the total masses. But I can never get the right answer its supposed to be 7.3 m/s*2 but I don't know how its obtained.

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# Homework Help: Hanging Block Inclined plane

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