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I do not understand this problem with friction, please help!

  1. Sep 30, 2008 #1
    Mass m1=27.1 kg is on a horizontal surface, connected to mass m2= 7.10 kg by a light string which is hanging. The pulley has negligible mass and no friction. A force of 232.9 N acts on m1 at an angle of 31.7 degrees.

    The coefficient of kinetic friction between m1 and the surface is 0.213. Determine the upward acceleration of m2.
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2008 #2
    What part of the problem is giving you trouble?
     
  4. Sep 30, 2008 #3
    I no both with have the same acceleration but how do I find the acceleration of the m1 if it's being pulled at an angle?
     
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