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the ratio of masses (m1/m2)

and

the sum of the masses (m1 + m2)

m1/m2 = 0.7941

m1+m2 = 13 kg

My first thought was m1/m2 * m1 + m2 = 10.3233 = m2

Clearly not right though as the ratio of m1 to that is not the ratio I found.

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the ratio of masses (m1/m2)

and

the sum of the masses (m1 + m2)

m1/m2 = 0.7941

m1+m2 = 13 kg

My first thought was m1/m2 * m1 + m2 = 10.3233 = m2

Clearly not right though as the ratio of m1 to that is not the ratio I found.

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From your ratio you can say m1=0.7941*m2.

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