Blocks on a Table#

Blocks A, B, and C are on a frictionless table, connected by massless strings. Block A has mass 4 \(M\), block B has mass 23 \(M\), and block C has mass 8 \(M\).

Block C is pulled to the right by a large force \(F_A\) that causes the entire system to accelerate.

Which of the following statements is true?

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Part 1#

Which of the following statements is true?

Answer Section#

  • Block A experiences the greatest net force.

  • Block B experiences the greatest net force.

  • Block C experiences the greatest net force.

  • More information is needed to answer this question.

  • The net force on all the blocks is the same.

Attribution#

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