(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

you need to see the picture for this one

http://s861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/alkaline262/?action=view¤t=prob13.jpg

2. Relevant equations

f=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

i dont really know where to start on this one.

i have the equations for force

2T - m2g = -m2a2

N - m1g = 0

T = m1a1

i think i should set a to zero

2T = m2g

T=0

that step doesn't make sense to me, because how can the tension = 0 ?

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# Homework Help: Pulley problem, find total mass where ther is no acceleration

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