Where Am I Going Wrong?

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Homework Statement



In the simplest form of Atwood machine,two masses are 0.3 kg and 0.6 kg.We consider massless pulley,string and frictionless surfaces.we let the arrangement move at t=0.
You can calculate that the tension in the string is 3.9 N and the acceleration~3.26

The larger mass is stopped 2 seconds later the arrangement started moving.
We are to find the timee elapsed before the string is taut again.

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The Attempt at a Solution



I thought that the lighter mass would move upwards (at the instant bigger mass was stopped) with speed: v=at=(3.26x2) m/s=6.52 m/s

Then using total time of flight I got T=(2v/g)=1.33 s

Whereas the answer is 0.67 s

can anyone show me if I am wrong?
 

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Doc Al
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I don't think you're wrong--I agree with your answer.
 
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thank you
 

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