A 1.2 kg mass, m2, on a 30.1° incline is connected to a 5.4 kg mass, m1, on a horizontal surface. The surfaces and the pulley are frictionless. If F = 20.8 N, what is the magnitude of the tension in the connecting cord?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I created a FBD for both masses

M2

X: F+T-mg*sin(theta)=m2a

Y: N-mg*cos(theta)=0

M1

X: F=m1a

Y: N-mg=0

I derived this equation

F+m1a-m2g*sin(theta)=m2a

Is this equation on the right path?

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# Homework Help: Tension and Inclines

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