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Acceleration of Two Mass System

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Consider the two block system in the image. One block (mass = 6m) is sitting on a table connected by a rope over a pulley to another block (mass = m) hanging in the air.

Assuming frictional forces are negligible, which of the following is the correctly derived acceleration of the system?

A

$a = g$

B

$a = g/2$

C

$a = g/7$

D

$a = g/5$