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In a lab, you have a cart with mass $M$ being pulled along a track with negligible friction by a string that is hanging over a pulley at the edge of the lab table. There is a mass $m$ at the end of the string.

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What is the predicted acceleration of the system?




$\cfrac { mg }{ \left( M+m \right) } $


$\cfrac { mg }{ \left( M-m \right) } $


$\cfrac { \left( M+m \right) g }{ m } $

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