Register to reply

Little Nellie Newtons Force Problems

by jawo3
Tags: force, nellie, newtons
Share this thread:
Oct23-08, 08:22 PM
P: 7
I have to do the Nellie Newton Problems on this Page here:

We just started with Forces and I tried to solve the problems but Im not completely sure if my answers are correct. If there are mistakes it would be nice if you could tell me why and what I did wrong.

Here are my answers:

1. 300N
2. 300N each
3. 150N each
4. 100N each
5. 150N
6. 100N

Thank you,
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees
Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'
Scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors
Oct24-08, 07:47 PM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
PF Gold
PhanthomJay's Avatar
P: 6,038
Looks like you did very well....until you got to the last one. What's your reasoning behind your answer to #6?
Oct24-08, 07:54 PM
Redbelly98's Avatar
P: 12,069
I agree with all except #6/F.

Perhaps if you explain your reasoning for that last one, I could give a hint that would help you out.

edit: PhanthomJay beat me to it.

Oct24-08, 08:40 PM
P: 7
Little Nellie Newtons Force Problems

Does 75N sound better?

If it's correct, I think I know what I did wrong. If I'm right I just have to devide the force twice by two instead of deviding it by three.

Otherwise please explain me how I can solve these kind of problems because our teacher did not.
Oct24-08, 08:56 PM
Redbelly98's Avatar
P: 12,069
Nope, not 75N.

Try drawing a diagram showing the forces acting on Nellie.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Fbd problems using newtons second law Introductory Physics Homework 3
Newtons 2nd Law Problems Introductory Physics Homework 6
(Newtons second law) One of the two problems I really need to solve this weekend! Introductory Physics Homework 18