Hanging mass question

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Homework Statement


what determines the direction of acceleration assuming no friction of a hanging mass that is attached to two other masses? how do we calculate the net force of the system? Do we use the heaviest mass?


Homework Equations


fnet=ma


The Attempt at a Solution


i don't know...
 

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The masses are attached HOW? what are their positions? Is acceleration caused by gravity or are there ohter forces? I really don't know what's going on here.
 

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