Pulley motion and acceleration

1. Sep 30, 2004

cdirk11

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.

2. Sep 30, 2004

Pyrrhus

You could use

Newton's 2nd Law

$$\sum^{n}_{i=1} \vec{F}_{i} = m \vec{a}$$

and

$$W = \Delta K$$