physics
posted by Brandon on .
A 5.00kg object placed on a frictionless, horizontal table is connected to a cable that passes over a pulley and then is fastened to a hanging 9.00kg object. Draw freebody diagrams of both objects. Find the acceleration of the two objects and the tension in the string.

Tension on string = 5 a
for 5 kg object.
9 g  Tension on string = 9 a
for 9 kg object
a is the same in both equations unless the string breaks.
Tension of spring is the same in both equations
Solve the two equations for T and a 
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