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    The 100 kg block in the figure takes 5.50 s to reach the floor after being released from rest.
    What is the mass of the block on the left?

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    The following equation can be used to calculate the acceleration that the block experiences:
    y = v0 * t + 0.5 * a * t^2.
    Since the block starts at rest we know that ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution calculates the acceleration and mass of an object by taking into account gravity and tension.