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September 1, 2014

Posted by **kathy** on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 4:17pm.

(a) Find the magnitude of acceleration of each block.

(b) Find the tension in the string.

I found the acceleration to be 2.4 since

a=[m2sin(theta2)-m1sin(theta1)]g/(m1=m2)

For the tension I thought that I could just use m1a=T-m1gsin(theta1) but it keeps coming out wrong.

- college physics -
**ajayb**, Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:53amYou are solving the problem correctly. Having found the acceleration of each block to be a= 2.4 mtr/sec sq, you need to feed its value in the second equation: T = m1a + m1g sin(theta1) and get the answer as T = 24.0 Nt.

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