1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two objects of masses M and m are attached to one another with a string and pulley. Object M sits on the horizontal surface, which allows for frictionless motion. The second object m is hanging over the edge of the table. The string tied to the two objects is massless and passes over a massless pulley that rotates without friction. If M=4.53 kg and m=1.89 kg, what is the magnitude of the acceleration of the sliding object? 2. Relevant equations Fnet = ma 3. The attempt at a solution I know that the tension will be uniform across the entire length of the string. But im not sure how to write out the equations for everything. Im also confused about the one object moving in the y direction while the other moves in the x direction.. An explanation about how to set up the equations would be greatly appreciated!