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Tensions Problem: 2 ropes and 3 blocks

  1. Jun 27, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The diagram is here http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/5...ionproblem.png [Broken]

    What is the tension in the cord connecting B and C? How far does A move in the first 0.250 seconds of movement assuming it does not reach the pulley?


    2. Relevant equations

    F=ma

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Tension1=(Mass of A)(acceleration)
    Tension1 - (Mass of B)(gravity)=(Mass of B)(acceleration)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
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  3. Jun 27, 2013 #2
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