1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations f = ma 3. The attempt at a solution I need help with all parts of this problem, but here are my comments on part a and c: a) the block has its normal force vector pointing up and its weight vector pointing down. the tension of the rope is pulling it to the right. i'm very confused about the rope's free body diagram. c) Why should the magnitude of the force that the rope exerts on the block be any different from the magnitude of the force pulling the rope to the right?