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## Homework Statement

http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/olympiad/Downloads/PastPapers/BPhO_PC_2008_QP.pdf

Question 8

## Homework Equations

f=ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

Sure since f=ma

A) would have force of 0, since there is no acceleration

B) force would be 800N

C) force of 0N

D) force of 0N

E) Force of 1000N (10 m/s^2 due to gravity)

so surely E would be the answer? I just don't understand why A is the answer (it is in the mark scheme that A is the answer).

Plus, how on earth do you add in the 'extra-large parachute' thing?

Any help would be great thanks