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3 blocks with masses of 12kg, 8.0 kg, & 4.0 kg are roped together on a frictionless as shown below. An applied

force acting on the 4.0 kg box gives the system an acceleration to the right of 96 m/s^2. What is the magnitude of the applied force? What is the tension in rope a? What's the tension in rope b?

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