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## Homework Statement

Three objects with masses m1 = 35.1 kg, m2 = 16.8 kg, and m3 = 10.5 kg are hanging from ropes that are redirected over pulleys. What is the acceleration of m1? Negative numbers for downward, and positive numbers for upward, please.

## Homework Equations

F=ma

a=(m1-m2)g/(m1+m2)

## The Attempt at a Solution

So I started the problem by saying that m1*g-(T1+T2)=m2*g+m3*g (T1 connects m2 and m1, T2 connects m3 and m1)

And T1=m2*a-m2g and T2=m3*g-m3*g. and substituted in for T1 and T2. Am I heading in the right direction?