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Two blocks on incline question

  1. Nov 3, 2004 #1
    Two identical blocks tied together with a string which passes over a pulley at the crest of the inclined planes, one of which makes an angle q1 = 20° to the horizontal, the other makes the complementary angle q2 = 70°. If there is no friction anywhere, with what acceleration do the blocks move?
    heres a simple pic to describe the question better:
    https://tychosrv-s.phys.washington.edu/cgi/courses/shell/common/showme.pl?courses/phys121/autumn04/homework/04/two_blocks_on_incline1_NWT/5.gif [Broken]

    I've been working on this for like an hour drawing fbd and everything but cant seem to find the answer. help please
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 3, 2004 #2
    after much after. i figured it out. :)
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