Hello! I was given two formulae for my Physics lab: ma=mg-T and T=Ma (using a pulley). ma--> net force on small object (paper clip) M--> larger mass (glider) mg--> force of gravity a--> acceleration T--> tension of ribbon used I'm supposed to combine the two equations to get one equation for acceleration. I thought about arranging them this way, but I think I'm wrong: T=Ma (1) T=mg-ma (2) 0 = -mg + (Ma+ma) (the last part is difinitely messed up!) Hope some can help me out!