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Conservation of energy problem dealing with a frictionless pulley and two masses. Solution in MS Word.

A system containing a frictionless pulley is described in the diagram (see question attachment). If this system is released, at what speed does the 12.0 kg object hit the floor? HINT: Does the 12.0 kg object undergo free fall? Why or why not?


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The 12.0kg object does not undergo free fall because once it drags the 6.0kg object off the ground it will have to overcome the weight of the 6.0kg object and ...