Newton's Laws -- friction, tension, acceleration A block of mass m1 = 2 kg and a block of mass m2 = 3 kg are tied together and are pulled from rest across the floor by a force of Fp = 24 N. The coefficient of friction of the blocks with the floor is μ = 0.27. a) What is the acceleration of the two blocks? b) What is the tension in the string between the blocks? I think that this can be solved by setting up two equations: m1a = T - μm1g and m2a = Fp - T - μm2g The unknowns in those two equations are exactly what I need -- acceleration and tension. Anybody know how to solve this?!