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Homework Help: Mass on a pulley

  1. Sep 25, 2008 #1
    prob01.gif M1 has a mass of 5.790 kg. It is on a horizontal surface, connected by a massless string to a hook where mass M2 can be increased smoothly. The pulley has a negligible mass and no friction. When M2 = 3.092 kg it begins to accelerate downwards at a rate of 2.328 m/s2. Calculate ms-mk between M1 and the surface.
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  3. Sep 26, 2008 #2


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    Hi BrettL789123! :smile:

    (don't use m for mu … use u, or use µ :wink:)

    Show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help. :smile:
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