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Little Nellie Newtons Force Problems

  1. Oct 23, 2008 #1
    I have to do the Nellie Newton Problems on this Page here:

    We just started with Forces and I tried to solve the problems but I´m not completely sure if my answers are correct. If there are mistakes it would be nice if you could tell me why and what I did wrong.

    Here are my answers:

    1. 300N
    2. 300N each
    3. 150N each
    4. 100N each
    5. 150N
    6. 100N

    Thank you,
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  3. Oct 24, 2008 #2


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    Looks like you did very well....until you got to the last one. What's your reasoning behind your answer to #6?
  4. Oct 24, 2008 #3


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    I agree with all except #6/F.

    Perhaps if you explain your reasoning for that last one, I could give a hint that would help you out.

    edit: PhanthomJay beat me to it.
  5. Oct 24, 2008 #4
    Does 75N sound better?

    If it's correct, I think I know what I did wrong. If I'm right I just have to devide the force twice by two instead of deviding it by three.

    Otherwise please explain me how I can solve these kind of problems because our teacher did not.
  6. Oct 24, 2008 #5


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    Nope, not 75N.

    Try drawing a diagram showing the forces acting on Nellie.
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