# Mechanics - 1

Two blocks of mass $$\text{5 kg}$$ and $$\text{3 kg}$$ are suspended from a pulley with string $$A$$. The pulley is hung from ceiling through another string $$B$$. The tension in strings $$A$$ and $$B$$ are $$T_A$$ and $$T_B$$ newtons respectively. The blocks move with an acceleration $$a \text{ m/s}^2$$.

Find the sum of the magnitudes of $$a$$, $$T_A$$, and $$T_B$$.

Assumptions and Details:

• Both strings are massless and inextensible.
• The pulley is massless and frictionless between the strings and pulley.
• Acceleration due to gravity $$g = \text{10 m/s}^2$$.

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