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Posted by miles on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 8:16pm.

Two blocks each of mass m = 4.10 kg are fastened to the top of an elevator as in the figure below.
(a) If the elevator accelerates upward at 1.6 m/s2, find the tensions T1 and T2 in the upper and lower strings.


(b) If the strings can withstand a maximum tension of 96.0 N, what maximum acceleration can the elevator have before the first string breaks?

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