A 8.60-kg hanging object is connected by a light, inextensible cord over a light, frictionless pulley to a 5.00-kg block that is sliding on a flat table. Taking the coefficient of kinetic friction as 0.245, find the tension in the string. (The block slides to the right in the diagram below.)

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Asked Feb 27, 2019

A 8.60-kg hanging object is connected by a light, inextensible cord over a light, frictionless pulley to a 5.00-kg block that is sliding on a flat table. Taking the coefficient of kinetic friction as 0.245, find the tension in the string. (The block slides to the right in the diagram below.)

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The free body diagram of each masses is given below.

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Step 2

From figure 1 and 2, the tension in the strings are,

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The accelerations of t...

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