1) Two masses of 3.00 kg and 5.00 kg are connected by a light string that passes over a frictionless pulley as in the figure below. Determine (A) the tension in the string (B) the acceleration of each mass (C) the distance each mass will move up in the first second of motion if both masses start from rest.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/sleepyboixcl/physics-1.jpg

Thats the figure.

I drew my free body diagram. I worked out my formulas to be:

F = MA

F = (3.00)A

F = MA

F = (5.00)A

I know im missing something. I feel like i don't have enough information as the question is stated now. I would very much appreciate it if someone could please point out my mistake. Also, tension is the force the string exerts on the weights correct? So could it also be wrriten as..

T = MA?

Would that be ok?

Help would be very much appreciated thank you!

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