Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Magnitude of tension T

  1. Sep 28, 2011 #1
    1. There is a 45 kg block that is connected to a 30 kg block by a mass-less rope. The surface is frictionless. A force of F=200 N pulls the blocks to the right and in the positive direction. What is the magnitude of the tension T in the rope that connects the two blocks?

    2. I am not sure what equation to use on this particular problem.

    3. I made a free-body diagram for the forces but I don't understand how to find the tension of the rope.

    Thank you.
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 28, 2011 #2
    What does your diagram look like?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook