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**Ferris Wheel ...Trick Question???**

This is one of those that might be a typo or I am really missing something. A 250lb student is riding on a steadily rotating Ferris Wheel. If the student has an apparent weight of 250lb at the top what will be the students apparent weight at the bottom? What would be the apparent weight of the student at the top if the speed of the Ferris wheel were exactly tripled?

If the weight is the same at the top as it normaly is then all the forces are equaling out so there wouldn't be a change in weight anywhere on the wheel. Right??? As for tripling the speed his weight would increase by a factor of 9 so it would be 2250lbs. Am I on the right track here? Thanks for the help