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Two blocks are positioned as shown below. block A has a mass of 15 kg and hangs on one end of a cable that passes over a frictionless and massless pulley. The other end of the pulley is attatched to block B which has a mass of 10 kg. Block B rests on an incline which has an angle of inclination of 30 degrees.

Assuming the system is released from rest, what will be the acceleration of block B?

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    Write equations of motion for Masses A and B separately, with the cable tension T acting on both.

    They both accelerate at the same rate, a.

    Solve the two equations in two unknowns.

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