Double Inclined planes involving two weights connected

If two weights, weight 1 = 40lbs, weight 2 = 30lbs, are fastened together and placed on inclined planes (30 degrees for weight 1, and 40 degrees for weight 2), which way will the slide? (Left or right?) Assume there is no friction involved. And why would this be?

Possibly plug in these weights and angles into the W=FxD force formula (I have no idea how to do this)


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Erdos Erdos
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