A. What is the acceleration of each one of the respective masses in each of the following situations:
B. What is the rope's tension in each situation?
Though I'd viewed similar questions posted here, I couldn't draw any solution to this particular case involving as many parmeters as it does. Also, since, as I understand it, the heavier mass doesn't accelerate at all during the first stages of movement, but later does, I didn't grasp how to calculate the acceleration.
I assumed that I should first treat both masses as one, and then address each seperately - though I wasn't sure how to proceed in that direction.
Any help would be appreciated.