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A 24 kg block with a pulley attached slides along a firctionless surface. It is connected by a massless string to a 5.3 kg block via the arrangement shown. a) Find the acceleration of the 24 kg block. b) Find the tension in the connecting string.

2. Relevant equations

F = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

For the 24 kg, I thought that 24a = 2T. Then 5.3g - T = 5.3a.

Then set the two equal to each other, so I got a = 3.005 m/s. However, that answer is incorrect. Part b, I would just plug in the part a answer, but my part a answer is incorrect. Please help with setup, etc. Thank you!

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# Homework Help: Pulley problem with blocks

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