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Three blocks are in contact with each other on a frictionless horizont

  1. Nov 11, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Three blocks are in contact with each other
    on a frictionless horizontal surface. A 503 N
    horizontal force is applied to the block with
    mass of 2.6 kg as shown in the figure below.
    The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2.

    What is the magnitude of the force between
    the block with mass 5.8 kg and 8.3 kg?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I understood the other parts but i can't figure out this question.

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013
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  3. Nov 11, 2013 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    With questions like this, start by drawing a free body diagram (FBD) for each mass in the question. Label each FBD with all of the forces acting on the body.
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