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Simple Body Diagram Problem

  1. Sep 17, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A light spring balance is attached to two strings that passes over smooth pulleys. Loads of m1 and m2 are attached to the ends of the strings. If m1=m2=4.0kg, or m1=6kg m2=4kg, what is the reading of the spring balance.

    Ans: 40N and 48N

    I just need to know how do i do it. And a general theory behind it all. Sorry for this very simple question here. :frown:

    It's basically like this

    o------Spring-----o
    |```````````````|
    m1``````````````m2


    Cheers for the upcoming help.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 17, 2008 #2
    Alright got it anyway.

    Must've been too easy for youse lot here.

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