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In the figure below (part a), two blocks are connected by a lightweight, flexible cord that passes over a frictionless pulley.

(a) If m1 = 3.3 kg and m2 = 5.1 kg, what are the accelerations of each block?

(b) What is the tension in the cord?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I got the acceleration, a, to be 2.1, which is correct, but I cannot figure out how to get part b. I found the weight in newtons of the 5.1 and 3.3 blocks, and then subtracted and used F=MA to find the acceleration. Can someone point me in the right direction about the tension? Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Tension, pulley and acceleration problem

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