If [tex]m_1 = 5.0 \ kg \ and \ m_2 = 4.0 \ kg[/tex], what is the acceleration of [tex]m_2[/tex]?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I think the following equations describing the situation are correct:

[tex]m_1a_1=T_1 - m_1g[/tex]

[tex]m_2a_2=T_2 - m_2g[/tex]

But I don't know how I can go about solving for [tex]a_2[/tex].

Is there a relationship between the two tensions, and the two accelerations?

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