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Two masses are hanging from the same string that goes over a frictionless pulley. This is done two different times, with two different combinations of masses.

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Which statement about the acceleration of the system in each situation is correct?

A

The acceleration of the system in situation A will be greater.

B

The acceleration of the system in situation B will be greater.

C

The acceleration of the system in situation A will be greater at first, and less towards the end of its motion.

D

The acceleration will be equal in both situations.

E

It is impossible to rank the accelerations of the system in each situation without more information.

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