Problem: A large wheel with radius R is mounted on a frictionless axle that passes through the center of the wheel. A light rope is wrapped around the wheel and a block is suspended from the free end of the rope. When the system is released from rest, the block has a downward acceleration of magnitude 5.00 m/s2 and the tension in the rope as the block descends is 60.0 N. R = 0.30 m. What is the mass of the block?

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A large wheel with radius R is mounted on a frictionless axle that passes through the center of the wheel. A light rope is wrapped around the wheel and a block is suspended from the free end of the rope. When the system is released from rest, the block has a downward acceleration of magnitude 5.00 m/s2 and the tension in the rope as the block descends is 60.0 N. R = 0.30 m. What is the mass of the block?

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