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two masses 5kg and 3kg are suspended from the ends of an unstretchable light string passing over a frictionless pulley. when the masses are released.the thrust on the pulley is what?

two masses 5kg and 3kg are suspended from the ends of an unstretchable light string passing over a frictionless pulley.
when the masses are released.the thrust on the pulley is what?

Grade:11

1 Answers

Sumit Majumdar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 137 Points
8 years ago
Dear student,
The 5 kg mass would go down and the 3 kg mass would go up with an acceleration a.
After finding the acceleration, we can find the tension in each and twice the tension gives the thrust.
Regards
Sumit

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