I have a couple questions that I can't figure out regarding the following question. The picture pertains to the question. http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8229/physnd4.jpg [Broken] Three blocks of mass m1 = 4 kg, m2 = 5 kg and m3 = 8 kg are connected by strings which pass over two ideal pulleys as shown in the figure below. What is T1, the magnitude of the tension in the string that is connected to the block of mass m1? and What is T3, the magnitude of the tension in the string that is connected to the block of mass m3? I found acceleration to be 2.31m/s^2 (and it was correct). I know Fnet = ma, but for whatever reason I am setting something up wrong for Fnet. I thought Fnet would be the force of gravity acting on the block + the force being pulled up (in the case of m1) or the block going downward (as in m3). Any help would be appreciated.