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is it the horizontal weight force for the box and the force of gravity for the weight?

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is it the horizontal weight force for the box and the force of gravity for the weight?

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All the variables matter - and don't forget the coefficient of friction...

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oo i forgot to say its frictionless ;)

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No, it's not the heavier mass (alone) that determines which way it moves. Consider the limit of the incline being 0! Then no matter how massive the object on the incline is it will move toward the suspended mass.

All you have to do is compare the components of force along (parallel) to the plane.

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(1) The hanging mass end is being pulled down with a force [itex]m_1 g[/itex]

(2) The mass on the incline is being pulled down the incline with a force [itex]m_2 g \sin \theta[/itex]

The greater of those two forces will determine which way the system moves.(2) The mass on the incline is being pulled down the incline with a force [itex]m_2 g \sin \theta[/itex]

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