Moving Pulley System#

A truck moving at a constant velocity has a mass \(m_1\) in its back connected by a massless frictionless pulley to a hanging mass \(m_2\) as shown in the image.

Truck moving to the right with a mass in the truck bed, connected by a pulley to a hanging mass. Multiple choice options are a) straight down, b) to the left, c) down and to the right, d) to the right, e) down and to the left

Part 1#

What direction is the acceleration of the mass \(m_2\)? (You may assume that the force of friction between the mass \(m_1\) and the back of the truck is negligible).

Answer Section#


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