Two masses M1 = 6.90 kg and M2 = 3.10 kg are on a frictionless surface, attached by a thin string. A force of 48.1 N pulls on M2 at an angle of 31.3° from the horizontal as shown in the figure. Calculate the tension T in the string.
The Attempt at a Solution
a=9.81m/s^2(3.10 kg /(6.90 kg + 3.10 kg))
a=9.81m/s^2(3.10 kg/10 kg)
T=(6.90 kg)(3.0411 m/s^2)