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

A block of mass m1 = 2 kg and a block of mass m2 = 3 kg are tied together and are pulled from rest across the floor by a force of P = 25 N. The coefficient of friction of the blocks with the floor is µ = 0.14.

I found the acceleration to be 3.6266 m/s^{2}.

I need to find the tension in the string between the blocks.

2. Relevant equations

F=ma and F_{f}=u(mg)

3. The attempt at a solution

The total frictional force is 6.867 N. m1 has a frictional force of 2.7468 i think, and m2 has a frictional force of 6.7596 i think. I think the pulling force on m1 is 7.2532 N. I mean, i tried creating different summations of the forces, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm sure I could figure it out, but I need to at least know how to add the forces up in each direction. Thanks so much.

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# Tension between 2 blocks and friction.

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