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Asked Oct 13, 2019

A block with mass mA = 10.0 kg on a smooth horizontal surface is connected by a thin cord that passes over a pulley to a second block with mass mB = 5.0 kg which hangs vertically.

Determine the magnitude of the acceleration of the system.
Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.
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Step 1

Given value:

mass mA = 10.0 kg             

mass mB = 5.0 kg 

Let the magnitude of the acceleration be a

Step 2
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Step 3

Block A is moving along X- axis

Applying Newt...

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