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**Two blocks of identical material(Block1 20kg, Block2 10kg) are connected by a light rope on a level surface. An applied force of 55Nright causes the blocks to accelerate. While in motion, the magnitude of the force of friction on the block system is 44.1N.**

**2. Homework Equations**

a)Calculate acceleration of the blocks

b)The force of friction on the 10kg block has a magnitude of 14.7 N, calc the tension in the rope connecting the two blocks.

a)Calculate acceleration of the blocks

b)The force of friction on the 10kg block has a magnitude of 14.7 N, calc the tension in the rope connecting the two blocks.

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

I found "a" by using:

Fnet=Fapplied-Ffriction

10.9N=30kg x a

a=0.36 m/s^2

For "b"

55N-14.7N=40.3N

Book says the right answer is 37N. I just wanna know how its 37N.

I found "a" by using:

Fnet=Fapplied-Ffriction

10.9N=30kg x a

a=0.36 m/s^2

For "b"

55N-14.7N=40.3N

Book says the right answer is 37N. I just wanna know how its 37N.

I need to understand solving tension problems, I have a test 2morrow.

Thanks :)

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