Problem: Two boxes are connected to each other by a string as shown in the figure. The 10-N box slides without friction on the horizontal table surface. The pulley is ideal and the string has negligible mass. What is true about the tension T in the string?A) T = 30 NB) T < 30 NC) T = 10 ND) T > 30 NE) T = 20 N

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This problem involves forces. We'll use Newton's second law to solve for the unknown force 

Newton's second law:

ΣF=ma

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Two boxes are connected to each other by a string as shown in the figure. The 10-N box slides without friction on the horizontal table surface. The pulley is ideal and the string has negligible mass. What is true about the tension T in the string?
A) T = 30 N
B) T < 30 N
C) T = 10 N
D) T > 30 N
E) T = 20 N

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