(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An 84 kg person is parachuting and experiencing a downward acceleration of 3.0 m/s2. The mass of the parachute is 5.5 kg.

a) What upward force is exerted on the open parachute by the air?

(b) What downward force is exerted by the person on the parachute?

2. Relevant equations

Fnet=mA

Fg=mg

W=mg

3. The attempt at a solution

How many forces are acting on him? Parachute force, air resistance, weight (mg), and acceleration? Is that the only forces? Would the equation look like Fnet = mg-Fp-Fair=mg ???? I cannot seem to come up with the correct answer. Would a) and b) be equal?

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# Homework Help: Air Resistance Problem

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