Two masses m1 = 5 kg and m2 = 4.8 kg tied to a string are hanging over a light frictionless pulley. What is the acceleration of the masses when they are free to move

Q: Two masses m1 = 5 kg and m2 = 4.8 kg tied to a string are hanging over a light frictionless pulley. What is the acceleration of the masses when they are free to move (g = 9.8 m/s2)?

(a) 0.2 m/s2

(b) 9.8 m/s2

(c) 5 m/s2

(d) 4.8m/s2

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Ans: (a)