# A cylinder and frictionless block are in contact on inclined plane. Find their acceleration.

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On an inclined plane at angle b from horizontal, a frictionless block, mass m, is placed behind and in contact with a uniform cylinder of radius R and mass M. Released from rest, the two objects remain in contact as the block slides and the cylinder rolls down the plane. Find a, the acceleration down the plane of the center of mass, in m/sec^2.

Knowns are: M= 6.4 kg, m= 3.2 kg, and angle b=30 degrees. Note that M= 2m.

SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram with parameters.

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