# 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 $$m_c$$!

## Part 1#

Determine the acceleration of block C.

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.

Please enter in a numeric value in N.

## Part 3#

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