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Help finding angle

  1. Oct 5, 2004 #1
    a cart on a (frictionless)inclined plane is attached to a load by a string that passes thru a frictionless pully. mass of cart =7.6 kg, mass of load = 4.2 kg, acc = 1.2 m/s^2. what is the angle of the plane?
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2004 #2

    Pyrrhus

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    What have you done?

    Do a free body diagram

    Use Newton's 2nd Law

    [tex] \sum_{i=1}^{n} \vec{F}_{i} = m \vec{a} [/tex]
     
  4. Oct 5, 2004 #3

    Diane_

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    It's also worth noting that the masses will turn out to be irrelevant to the answer.
     
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