A pulley is massless and frictionless. 3 kg, 2 kg, and 6 kg masses are suspended on a pulley.
(a)What is the tension T1 in the string between the two blocks on the left-hand side of the pulley?
(b)What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the lower left-hand block?
I solved for (a) using the equations:
The Attempt at a Solution
the combining those equations:
then I solved for a
then plugged into T1=m3g-m3a and got T1=32.0727N (right
for part (b) I thought that I already had a since I needed it to slove for T1, but it is wrong...
So does the lower left-hand block have a different acceleration?
Also, I tried putting in -4.45455 m/s^2 since m3 is 6kg and ways more than m1 and m2 combined... also didn't work