# Thread: wedge and block

1. ## wedge and block

im stuck on question 2 part ii
using the formula f=ma and resolving the mg(weight of block) to its vertical component i got the equation mgcosa-R=m(Bsina) where b is resolved the acceleration of block caused by the acceleration of the wedge. i dont take into account its acceleration down the block.
looking at forces on the wedge and again using F=ma i get the equation Rsina=4(mB) subbing these into each other(isolate B) i get 4mgcosa-4R=R*sina^2

2. ## Re: wedge and block

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