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two bodies of mass m1 and m2 are attached to two ends of a string which passes over a massless and frictionless pulley. find the acceleration of the bodies and the tension of the string. m1 is bigger than m2

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a = [(m1 - m2)/(m1 + m2) ]*g

m1*g -T = m1*a
T = m1*(g-a)
= 2*m1*m2*g/(m1+m2)

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