A Ferris wheel 26 m in diameter rotates once every 14 s. What is the ratio of a person's apparent weight at the top of the ride to her apparent weight at the bottom of the ride?
FNT/FNB = mg - mv^2 / r / mg + mv^2/r
The Attempt at a Solution
The answer to the question is .93
My main problem is that my math is not giving me this answer. Even the equation that my professor provided above does not give me this answer.
(pi*26/140^2 / 13 = 2.618466474
(9.8-2.62)/9.8 = .73- this is the answer I get
(26)(9.8)-11.668^2/26.98= .465 another way I tried to get this answer
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