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Homework Help: Is tension greater than ma?

  1. Oct 10, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    a box withmass m is pulled with a constant a along a horizontal frictionless floor by a wire that makes a 5 degree angle above the horizontal. why is the tension greater than ma?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i dont know where to start
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  3. Oct 10, 2011 #2


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    Draw a Free Body Diagram.
  4. Oct 10, 2011 #3


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    vector components: parallel the motion, and perpendicular to the motion.
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