# Help tension

1. Oct 29, 2009

### struggling:(

Help!!... tension

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A train is made up of 3 carriages is pulled along a level track by a force of 16500N. Each of the carriages has a mass of 8000 KG, and each experiences 1500N of resistance forces. The train is accelerating at 0.5 m/s/s.

Work out the tension in link B

2. Relevant equations

F = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

Need some urgent help....homework due for tomorrow, thanks in advance!!

2. Oct 29, 2009

### kuruman

Re: Help!!... tension

3. Oct 29, 2009

### struggling:(

Re: Help!!... tension

there are three carriages call them X, Y, Z.
carriages x and y are connected by link a.
carriages y and z are connected by link b.

the engine is pulling via carriage x.

thanks for the quick response :)

4. Oct 29, 2009

### struggling:(

Re: Help!!... tension

hers a diagram, my paint skills aren't what they should be

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5. Oct 29, 2009

### struggling:(

Re: Help!!... tension

thats me going offline, could you please send any answers to <personal email deleted> as i won't be able to access this site before deadline. help much appreciated!

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