Ropes and Blocks#

Assume the three blocks portrayed in the figure move on a frictionless surface and a 98 N force acts as shown on block C. The masses of the blocks are as follows: \(m_a\) = 12 kg, \(m_b\) = 3 kg, \(m_c\) = 11 kg.

Note: The blocks are NOT drawn to scale, pay close attention to \(m_a\), \(m_b\), and \(m_c\)!

Blocks A, B and C, with force F_a pulling on them.

Part 1#

Determine the acceleration of block C.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\frac{m}{s^2}\).

Part 2#

Determine the magnitude of the tension in the cord connecting block C and block A.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in N.

Part 3#

Determine the magnitude of the force exerted by block B on block A.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in N.

Attribution#

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