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dekoi

The answer given is that they will experience the SAME force. However, I found otherwise.

Since [tex]F_c=m\omega^2R[/tex]

[tex]F_a=m_a\omega^2R_a[/tex] and [tex]F_b=m_b\omega^2R_b[/tex]

The ratios I obtained were: [tex]m_b=\frac{m_a}{2}[/tex] and [tex]R_b=\frac{R_a}{2}[/tex].

When I find the ratio, I get:

[tex]\frac{F_a}{F_b}=\frac{m_a\omega^2R_a}{m_b\omega^2R_b}=\frac{m_aR_a}{\frac{m_a}{2}\frac{R_a}{2}}[/tex]

My end result will be the value,

**4**, which is not 1, which I am looking for in order for the forces to be equal.

Is there a problem with my method, or is the answer given the wrong answer?