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These are the answers I have gotten so far:

a) L1 = 2*P1 - P2 - x1 + (pi*R)

L2 = 2*P2 + (pi*R) - x2

b) Forces on M1 --> M1*g downward, and T1 upward, which I think is equal to M2*g. Therefore a1 = [(M2 - M1)*g] / M1

Forces on M2--> M2*g downward, and T2 upward, which I think is equal to M1*g. Therefore a2 = [(M1 - M2)*g] / M2

If someone could tell me if I am correct so far, and also how to approach the remaining parts to the problem, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you.

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