<< Thread moved to the schoolwork forums from the technical forums, so no Homework Template is shown >> The problem is a modified version of two basic block problems. This is my work so far, but I end up with two equations for acceleration from m1 and m2, I don't understand how to use both equations. So my questions are - 1) Did I define the problem correctly to begin with? 2) Which acceleration value do I plug in for the final expression for F? and why? 3) Overall, is my derivation correct? This is not a hw problem. I just made it up to test my conceptual understanding.