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- Homework Statement
- The diagram (attached) shows a parachutist of mass 82 kg falling towards

the Earth. In each case, determine the net force and the acceleration

of the parachutist

- Relevant Equations
- F=Ma

Hi All,

Please see attached photo of the question.

It is asking for net force and acceleration. Taking the forces acting upwards and downwards on the

parachutist as vectors: for A the net force would be 800-300=500; B would be 0 and C; would that be 800-1500=-700? And if so would that imply that this is a negative acceleration of -8.5ms^-2 or is this a deceleration?

Thanks

Please see attached photo of the question.

It is asking for net force and acceleration. Taking the forces acting upwards and downwards on the

parachutist as vectors: for A the net force would be 800-300=500; B would be 0 and C; would that be 800-1500=-700? And if so would that imply that this is a negative acceleration of -8.5ms^-2 or is this a deceleration?

Thanks