Here is the problem. I think I set it up right but I am stumped now.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

An object with mass m1=5.00 kg rests on a frictionless horizontal table and is connected to a cable that passes over a pulley and is then fastened to a hanging object with mass m2=10.0 kg. Find the acceleration of each object and the tension in the cable.

Here is what I came up with:

m1y: N-m1*g=0

N=m1*g

N=-49N

m1x: T=m1*ax

ax=T/m1

m2: T-m2*g=m2*a

(T-m2*g)/m2=a

Help please!!! This is due tomorrow and I'm stuck. I'm really bad at solving or finding the right step to get to only 1 unknown in equations.

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