Three equal masses (m1=m2=m3=m)are hung over a pulley as shown*. Find the acceleration of the system and the values of the(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

tensions T1 and T2?

I got the tension to be 1/3*g (=3.33ms^-2) this is probably wrong, but im more stuck on the acceleration. Any help would be much appreciated.

*shown is: a pulley system with two masses on the left side and one mass on the right. all masses are equal. T1 is the tension above the upper mass (m2) on the left side. T2 is the tension between the 2 masses on the left side (m1 and m2).

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# Homework Help: Pulley with 3 masses

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