Problem: A light rope is attached to a block with mass 4.10  kg that rests on a frictionless, horizontal surface. The horizontal rope passes over a frictionless, massless pulley, and a block with mass m is suspended from the other end. When the blocks are released, the tension in the rope is 15.1  N.(a) Draw free-body diagram for the 4.10-kg block. Assume block is moving to the right.(b) Draw free-body diagram for the block with mass m.(c) What is the acceleration of either block?(d) Find m.(e) How does the tension compare to the weight of the hanging block?

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A light rope is attached to a block with mass 4.10  kg that rests on a frictionless, horizontal surface. The horizontal rope passes over a frictionless, massless pulley, and a block with mass m is suspended from the other end. When the blocks are released, the tension in the rope is 15.1  N.
(a) Draw free-body diagram for the 4.10-kg block. Assume block is moving to the right.
(b) Draw free-body diagram for the block with mass m.
(c) What is the acceleration of either block?
(d) Find m.
(e) How does the tension compare to the weight of the hanging block?


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