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Homework Help: Help Finding the Tension between 2 Masses

  1. Sep 17, 2007 #1
    Three blocks on a frictionless surface are connected by massless strings, with M1 = 1.10 kg, M2 = 2.80 kg, and M3 = 3.50 kg. Due to the force F acting on M3, as shown, the system accelerates to the right. Given that T1 is 2.90 N, calculate T2.

    I found the acceleration of the problem using F1 = m1 (T1 / (M1 + M2)). Where do I go from here?
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  3. Sep 17, 2007 #2


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    So is T1 between M2 and M3, and T2 between M1 and M2?

    I don't understand how you got the acceleration... can you describe or upload a picture?
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