I have a big physics test tomorrow , and I can't figure out how to solve this type of problem:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

2 boxes, one on a table attached to a string attached to another box hanging off the table. (the table is a frictionless plane)--It wants me to find the force of tension on the string. the diagram is as follows: (rough i know) -- the "/"and "0" represent a rod and a wheel on the end allowign the string to roll freely (again no friction)

[m]-------------0

_____________/ |

....................| |

....................| |

....................| |

....................| [M]

....................|

I have figured out you need to draw a free body diagram for the boxes, and figured out that Fg = Mg, but thats about as far as i got.

Thanks in advance for the help!

(There are no values, the answer is supposed to be in terms of M, m, and g)

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