Newton’s Forces in Multiple Objects

 

Two wooden blocks are connected by a massless string, as illustrated below. Assuming frictionless conditions exist, what is the magnitude of the acceleration of the blocks?

a)    0.5 m/s2

b)    0.9 m/s2

c)     1.0 m/s2

d)    4.9 m/s2

e)     9.8 m/s2