1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two blocks m1 = 8.5 kg and m2 = 4.0 kg are connected by a homogeneous rope that has a mass of mr = 1.14 kg. A constant vertical force, F = 180.4 N, is applied to the upper block. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the system? 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution I've got no clue! Can neone help?