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## Homework Statement

An object of mass on a frictionless horizontal table is connected to an object of mass m

_{2}through a very light pulley P

_{1}and a light fixed pulley P

_{2}. (a) If a

_{1}and a

_{2}are the accelerations of m

_{1}and m

_{2}, respectively, what is the relation between these accelerations? Express (b) the tensions in the strings and (c) the accelerations a

_{1}and a

_{2}in terms of the masses m

_{1}and m

_{2}, and g.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm trying to setup the equations correctly. I know I need 2 equations for each object. Right?

Assuming positive direction is down:

[tex]\sum Fy = m_{2}g - T = ma_{2}[/tex]

[tex]\sum Fx = T = ma_{1}[/tex]