I think some free body diagrams would help here.Yeah, I spent so much time trying to figure out that one (and I still don't know); I never understood tension beyond what I needed to solve Div B level problems.Does anyone know how to solve number 4 on the Captain's Tryouts test for Compound Machines?
EDIT: I believe it's solved like this:
for first mass, and then just do the same thing for the other masses.
Hmm, the key says something different.
As of right now, I am only able to solve for the acceleration of their masses given their tension and mass, and I'm not really sure if I'm right.