posted by Natasha .
The drawing shows box 1 resting on a table, with box 2 resting on top of box 1. A massless rope passes over a massless, frictionless pulley. One end of the rope is connected to box 2, and the other end is connected to box 3. The weights of the three boxes are W1 = 51.0 N, W2 = 36.6 N, and W3 = 29.8 N. Determine the magnitude of the normal force that the table exerts on box 1.
A 260-kg log is pulled up a ramp by means of a rope that is parallel to the surface of the ramp. The ramp is inclined at 30.0° with respect to the horizontal. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the log and the ramp is 0.870, and the log has an acceleration of 0.800 m/s2. Find the tension in the rope.