1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A cart of mass 1.5 kg is connected by a string over a pulley to a hanging mass of 300g. What would be the acceleration of the cart and mass if the force of gravity is approximately 1N for a 100g mass. Cart 1=1.5kg Cart 2=0.3 Kg Fg1=15N Fg2=3N 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution So im having a bit of difficulty picturing this problem in my mind but here is my solution. I need to find the variables F,M, and a. So F would be 15-3=12N because the cart 1 needs to overpower the 3N in order to move it up. The weight would be 1.5kg so i would plug that into the equation to get 12/1.5=8m/s^2(Down). I could do the other one as well 12/0.3=40m/s^2. I was wondering if this is correct?