1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data One 3.6 kg paint bucket is hanging by a cord from another 3.6 kg paint bucket, also hanging by a cord, as shown in the figure . The cords accelerating the buckets, each has a weight of 2.6 N. If the two buckets are pulled upward with an acceleration of 1.40 m/s^2 by the upper cord, determine the tension in each cord at the three points of attachment. 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution My attempts have been little, I know how to do this to a degree if it is what the N of the buckets are but not the tension points. I know that there is the downward force of g, and the upward force of the pull. I know that it is accelerating so that means the upward force is higher then the N of the others. I guess you could say that the combined mass is 3.6x2 and the a is 1.4 so the F is (7.2)(1.4) but no clue how that helps. So any help on how to understand this would be helpful.