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Homework Help: One pulley attached between two blocks, both sliding on wood.

  1. Sep 16, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    See attachment!



    2. Relevant equations
    Fk=UkN



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I cant find a way to start this problem can someone guide me please!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     

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  3. Sep 16, 2010 #2
    You need to set up an equation of motion for block one and block two separately. You can also use the fact that the tension in the rope attached to block 1 is equal to the tension in the rope attached to block 2. Then you can solve for m1.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2010 #3
    how would i do that?
     
  5. Sep 17, 2010 #4
    Find all the forces acting on block 1 and set that equal to m1a. Then find all the forces acting on block two and set that equal to m2a. Then by solving for T, you can get the equation down to one variable and solve for m1.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2010 #5
    Okay block 2 has:
    Normal force
    Friction
    Tension
    Weight of 49

    Block one has:
    normal force
    Tension
    and Weight

    Please! help me get started!
     
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