Masses Connected by Vertical Strings – Practice

Questions:

1) Two objects of masses 2kg and 4kg are connected by vertical strings as shown below. The objects are stationary. Calculate:

a) The net force acting on each mass

b) The tension in each string

2) Two objects of masses 5kg and 1kg are connected by vertical cables as shown below. The objects are accelerating upwards at 0.5m/s2. Calculate:

a) The tension in each string:

3) Two objects of masses 200g and 500g are connected by vertical cables as shown below. The objects are accelerating downwards at 3 m/s2. Calculate:

a) The tension in each string: