A 24 kg block with a pulley attached slides along a frictionless surface. It is connected by a massless string to a 6 kg block via the arrangement shown.
The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s2 .
The first part wanted you to find the horizontal distance traveled by the 24 kg block if the 6 kg blocked descended 10.1 cm. I found the answer, which is just half of that distance, 5.05 cm.
However, I don't know how to find the other two questions:
1. Find the acceleration of the 24 kg block. Answer in units of m/s2
2. Find the tension in the connecting string. Answer in units of N
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm not asking for answers - but could someone point me in the direction I should take? I'm not sure about how to start this...