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.
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?