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Homework Help: Pulley motion and acceleration

  1. Sep 30, 2004 #1
    A 25 kg block on a table with a pulley attached, slides along a frictionless surface. It is connected by a massless string to a 5.9 kg block hanging straight down off the table. Find the horizontal distance the 25 kg block moves when the 5.9 kg block descends a distance of .102 m. Also find the acceleration of the 25 kg block.
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  3. Sep 30, 2004 #2


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    You could use

    Newton's 2nd Law

    [tex] \sum^{n}_{i=1} \vec{F}_{i} = m \vec{a} [/tex]


    [tex] W = \Delta K [/tex]
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