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## Homework Statement

A person of weight W stands on the ball of one foot. Find

the tension in the calf muscle and the force exerted by the shinbones

on the bones of the foot, in terms of W, a, and b. (The tension is a

measure of how tight the calf muscle has been pulled; it has units

of Newtons, and equals the amount of force applied by the muscle

where it attaches to the heel.) For simplicity, assume that all the

forces are at 90-degree angles to the foot. Suggestion: Write down

an equation that says the total force on the foot is zero, and another

equation saying that the total torque on the foot is zero; solve the

two equations for the two unknowns

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not sure what to do for this one.Am I suppose to do W=a*b?