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In Fig. 11-42, one block has a mass M = 500 g, the other has mass m = 460 g, and the pulley, which is mounted in horizontal frictionless bearings, has a radius of 5.00 cm. When released from rest, the heavier block falls 81.4 cm in 2.59 s (without the cord slipping on the pulley).

(a) What is the magnitude of the block's acceleration?

(b) What is the tension in the part of the cord that supports the heavier block?

(c) What is the tension in the part of the cord that supports the lighter block?

(d) What is the magnitude of the pulley's angular acceleration?

(e) What is its rotational inertia?

3. The attempt at a solution

I am completely confused and I don't even know how to start this problem. Please help!

I tried doing .814=1/2a*2.59^2 to find a and it is wrong. :(

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