September 14th, 2018, 07:33 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2018 From: Suisun City, CA Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Two blocks on an incline
I'm having issues figuring out the acceleration of the 2kg block down the incline in the attached problem. When I apply Newton's 2nd law to the xcomponent in the direction of the acceleration, I end up with two unknowns (T and a). Could someone give me a push in the right direction to solve this? Secondly, would someone be able to verify I calculated my friction forces correctly? Thanks everyone. 

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acceleration, blocks, incline, pulley 
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