# Physics PLEASE HELP

The two barges shown here are coupled by a cable of negligible mass. The mass of the front barge is 2.22 ✕ 10^3 kg and the mass of the rear barge is 3.22 ✕ 10^3 kg. A tugboat pulls the front barge with a horizontal force of magnitude 34.0 ✕ 10^3 N, and the frictional forces of the water on the front and rear barges are 8.00 ✕ 10^3 N and 10.0 ✕ 10^3 N, respectively. (Enter the magnitudes.)
(a)Find the horizontal acceleration of the barges (in m/s2).
(b)Find the tension in the connecting cable (in N).

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1. Correction: Please disregard the solution in part b.

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