Tension on a rope-no idea how to even start.

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Tension on a rope--no idea how to even start.

Homework Statement


A rope is used to pull a 10kg block across the floor with an acceleration of 3m/s^2. If the frictional force on the black is 50 N, what is the tension on the rope?
M=50kg
A= 3m/s^2
Frictional force is 50 N.

Homework Equations


F=ma


The Attempt at a Solution


In truth, I have no idea where to even start with this question. Though I did begin by drawing a free-body diagram, but that got me nowhere.
 

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A rope is used to pull a 10kg block across the floor with an acceleration of 3m/s^2. If the frictional force on the black is 50 N, what is the tension on the rope?
M=50kg
A= 3m/s^2
Frictional force is 50 N.
I take it M=50kg is a typo?

Anyway, your FBD - what did it look like? Which forces pointed in what direction?
 

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