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How do i find tension on cord

  1. Sep 20, 2008 #1
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    how do i find tension on cord C before one mass hits the ground?

    i got the acceleration =(3.2-1.2/3.2+1.2)9.8 = 4.6
    now is the tension sum of their masses times acceleration?
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  3. Sep 20, 2008 #2


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    Re: Tension

    Yes, but what is that?

    Isn't it the difference in their weight that you used to calculate the acceleration in the first place?
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