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Homework Help: Tension/Force question

  1. Sep 13, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Three blocks on a frictionless surface are connected by massless strings, with
    M1 = 1.80 kg,
    M2 = 2.30 kg, and
    M3 = 3.70 kg.
    Due to the force F acting on M3, as shown, the system accelerates to the right.
    Given that T1 is 3.30 N, calculate T2


    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I got 1.83 m/s^2 for T1's acceleration...

    The only thing is, how do I know thats the same accleration for all of em..

    or is that implied?

    Then I thought to add masses of M1 and M2, and use the accerlation and get the force??

    oh yeah forgot to say "Hi i'm new to the forum!"

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  3. Sep 13, 2007 #2
    nevermind I got it :)

    I like this forum its nice!
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