Two blocks attached by a string (see figure) slide down a 20° incline. Block 1 has mass m1 = 0.65 kg and block 2 has mass m2 = 0.30 kg. In addition, the kinetic coefficients of friction between the blocks and the incline are 0.30 for block 1 and 0.20 for block 2.
(a) Find the magnitude of the acceleration of the blocks.
(b) Find the tension in the string.
Where do I go from here?
The Attempt at a Solution
=6.38cos(20)= 5.995 N
Fkinetics= .2*2.76= .552 N
I believe I have all of the numbers needed, I just do not know how to solve for the answers using these numbers.