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# Physics Question (Too big to fit in this box)

Two blocks on a frictionless horizontal surface are connected by a light string, where m1 = 11 kg and m2 = 22 kg. A force of 80 N is applied to the 22 kg block.

(a) Determine the acceleration of each block and the tension in the string.
m/s2 (acceleration of m1)
m/s2 (acceleration of m2)
N (tension in the string)
(b) Repeat the problem for the case where a coefficient of kinetic friction between each block and the surface is 0.1.
m/s2 (acceleration of m1)
m/s2 (acceleration of m2)
N (tension in the string)

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Taliyah H.

Thanks you

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11/23/12

Taliyah H.

I'm having trouble still finding the tension in part a and part b.

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11/23/12 Daniel O.

Once you find the acceleration, you can substitute that into the equation for tension, along with the values for m2, g, friction, and then solve for T.

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