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We usually only dealt with blocks suspended from a weightless string, so this is new to me. What I did to find F for the first one, which I thing I did wrong is:

F[chain]=mg=2.5(9.8)=24.5

F[box]=1.0(9.8)=9.8

Then I added the two forces together. Is this correct, if not, where have I gone wrong?

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# Homework Help: Simple Suspended Weight Force

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