1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 8.8 kg watermelon and a 7.7 kg pumpkin are attached to each other via a cord that wraps over a pulley, as shown. Friction is negligible everywhere in this system. Find the accelerations of the pumpkin and the watermelon. Specify magnitude and direction. 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution I have tried a few things but can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong. First, I am having a hard time remembering trigonometry that may be helpful in determining angles, but I think I have remembered enough to be able to do this correctly. For the pumpkin I have mg=75.24N Fx=75.24sin37=45.41 For the watermelon I have mg=86.24N Fx=86.24cos60=43.12 Assuming the pumpkin is going in the negative x direction I get Sum of Fx=-2.29 And using f=ma I get 2.29=8.8a (for the for the watermelon) 2.29=7.7a (for the pumpkin) aw=.260m/s^2 up the ramp ap=.297m/s^ down the ramp The directions are correct but the values are not. I have also tried with the angles of 53 and 30 in case I had not found those correctly but that did not come out correct either. Am I not able to combine the x direction forces because they are at different angles? Or is it something else I am missing? Thank you for any help.