(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What is the acceleration of the 2.0 kg block across the frictionless table

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2. Relevant equations

I know the acceleration is positive for one block and negative for the other.

F= ma , also tension in the string should be the same through out

3. The attempt at a solution

Okay. Well, I originally believed that there would be no acceleration. But i don't understand how there could be an acceleration. The answer says there is an acceleration of 3.27 m/s^2. How can a 1 kg accelerate a 2kg on a flat surface??

And the string is supposed attached to a wall, so how can this system even move.

Can someone help explain this problem and how to tackle it . thanks

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