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Problem: Box A, 15 kg, rests on a frictionless horizontal surface connected to box  B, 5.0 kg, by a string as shown in the diagram. What is the magnitude of box B’s acceleration?A) 0.75 m/s2B) 9.8 m/s2C) 2.5 m/s2D) 1.5 m/s2E) 3.3 m/s2

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Box A, 15 kg, rests on a frictionless horizontal surface connected to box  B, 5.0 kg, by a string as shown in the diagram. What is the magnitude of box B’s acceleration?

A) 0.75 m/s2

B) 9.8 m/s2

C) 2.5 m/s2

D) 1.5 m/s2

E) 3.3 m/s2

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