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Acceleration of Two Mass System

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

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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

$a = g/5$