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    A frictionless block is tied to a rough block; find tension in cord when they slide.

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    Frictionless block M1 = 3.6 kg, is connected by a cord to block M2 = 7.5 kg. They are placed on a plane which is at angle b= 25 degrees. The coefficient of friction f = .45 between M2 and the plane. Find the tension in the cord as they slide down.

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    See attachment #2.

    Step 1.
    On ATTACHMENT #1 draw arrows for all forces which exist on both blocks, labeled in terms of parameters.

    Step 2.
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