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Dun Artorias
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 Homework Statement:

A wheel is mounted in a physics lab as shown above. The wheel has a mass M = 2.2 kg and radius R = 35 cm. The wheel is in the shape of a ring with rotational inertia I = MR^2. A object of mass m = 5 kg is attached to the end of a string which is wrapped around an inner hub (on the left hand side) with radius r = 2.7 cm. The object is released from rest a distance h = 77 cm above the floor and begins to move downward.
Determine the linear acceleration of the object.
 Relevant Equations:

Net Force = ma
Net Torque = I * alpha
I have tried finding the tension of the string through the equation
Net Force = T  mg = ma
but I am struggling with coming up with the correct acceleration. Is my net force equation correct?
Net Force = T  mg = ma
but I am struggling with coming up with the correct acceleration. Is my net force equation correct?