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M1 and M2

A mass, m1, accelerates at 3 m/s2 when a force, F, is applied. A second mass, m2, accelerates at 1.0 m/s2 when F is applied to it.

  1. Find the value of the ratio m1/m2.
  2. Find the acceleration of the combined mass ( m1 + m2) under the action of the force, F.
     
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