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    The figure shows two masses hanging from a steel wire. The mass of the wire is 60.0 g. A wave pulse travels along the wire from point 1 to point 2 in 24.0 ms.

    What is mass m?

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    Solution Summary

    Two blocks are suspended by two strings and connected by a third strings. The time taken by a wave pulse to travel in the connecting string is given and the mass of the blocks are calculated.