(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A block of mass m slides down the incline of a triangular block of mass M. The angle of inclination is [tex]\theta[/tex]. The trianguilar block is free to slide on a horizontal plane. Assume that all surfaces are frictionless. What is the acceleration of the mass M?

2. Relevant equations

F(net)=ma=0

3. The attempt at a solution

so basically i want to ask if my answer is correct, as i'm not familiar with this type of problem, i got:

F(horizontal) = mg cos [tex]\theta[/tex] sin [tex]\theta[/tex]

a(M, horizontal) = F(horizontal) / (m + M)

is this right?

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# Homework Help: Sliding mass on sliding incline

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