## Question

A wire of mass kg per metre passes over a frictionless pulley fixed on the top of an inclined frictionless plane which makes an angle of 30^{o} with the horizontal. Masses *M*_{1} and *M*_{2} are tied at the two ends of the wire. The mass *M*_{1} rests on the plane and the mass *M*_{2} hangs vertically downwards. The whole system is in equilibrium. Now a transverse wave propagates along the wire with a velocity of 100 m/s. Find the value of masses *M*_{1} and *M*_{2}. (g = 9.8 m/s^{2})

### Solution

20 kg

For equilibrium of *M*_{1} along and perpendicular to the plane we have respectively:

And for equilibrium of *M*_{2},

Now as the velocity of a wave on a string is given by

and as here *v* = 100 m/s and *m* = 9.8 × 10^{–3} kg/m

Substituting the value of *T* from Eqn. (3) in Eqns. (2) and (1),

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