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Two Connected Frictionless Masses Pulled From the Side

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Consider a system in which two masses are pulled from the side by some force $F = 20 N$. There is no friction. Assume $m_1 = 4 kg$ and $m_2 = 3 kg$.

Find the tension $T$ in the non-stretchable cord of negligible mass connecting the two masses.

A

$8.57 \ N$

B

$11.4 \ N$

C

$20.0 \ N$

D

$35.0 \ N$

E

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