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posted by Anonymous on .
a block of mass M, resting on an incline with angle theta, is attached to a second block of mass m by a cord that passes over a smooth peg at the top of the triangularshaped incline. all surfaces are frictionless. find the minimum and maximum values of m for which the blocks won't move.

Tension in cord = M g sin theta = m g
so
sin theta = m/M
if steeper, M moves down
if less steep, M moves up