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

A child pulls on a toy locomotive of mass 0.979 kg with a force of 3.25 N to the right. The locomotive is connected to two train cars by cables. Friction in the axles results in an effective coefficient of kinetic friction between the floor and the train which is 0.110. One car has a mass of 0.952 kg and the other has a mass of 0.419 kg. (a) What is the acceleration of the train? (b) What is the tension in the cable between the locomotive and the car connected to the locomotive?

2. Relevant equations

T-mg=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I found the acceleration just fine but I don't get how to find the tension between the two cars.

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# Homework Help: Tension in toy locomotive

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