The suspended 2.8 kg mass on the right is moving up, the 2 kg mass slides down the ramp, and the suspended 8 kg mass on the left is moving down. There is friction between the block and the ramp. The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2. The pulleys are massless and frictionless. What is the tension in the cord connected to the 8 kg block?
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