Two blocks are connected by a massless string and are held in position by another massless string along a frictionless incline (as shown in the figure). Let M1 = 39.0 kg, M2 = 37.0 kg, and θ = 36°. Calculate the tension in the string connecting the two blocks.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Calculate the tension between the wall and M2

I'm working on the M2 part fist:

When I was working out this problem, I got these two equations

Y= T*sin(36)-382.2-362.6=0

X= T*cos(36)

so I solved for T in x

T= cos(36)

Am I approaching this the right way. I'm still having problems calculating components on forces.

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# Homework Help: Two blocks hanging on an incline

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