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**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

1) A 0.25kg book rest on a table. A downward force of 9.5 N is exerted on the top of the book by a hand pushing down on the book.

2)what is the size of the normal force exerted by the table on the book

**2. Relevant equations**

F=ma

**3. The attempt at a solution**

1) what I did 0.25kg*9.81m/s^2= 2.4525N and I then 2.4525N+9.5N= 11.95N

2) wouldn't the normal force be equal to the weight(gravity) so wouldn't the answer be 11.95N or could I subtract 11.95 from 9.5N?