# Newton 2nd Law word problem help

1. Nov 29, 2011

### Mspang22

"Newton 2nd Law" word problem help

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

When the click beetle jumps in the air, its acceleration upward can be as
large as 400.0 times the acceleration due to gravity. (An acceleration
this large would instantly kill any human being.) For a beetle whose
mass is 40.00 mg, calculate the magnitude of the force exerted by the
beetle on the ground at the beginning of the jump with gravity taken
into account. Calculate the magnitude of the force with gravity ne-

Given:
m= 4.00 × 10−5 kg
g = 9.807 m/s2
anet = (400.0)g

2. Relevant equations
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Fnet=Fbeetle-Fg
i think

3. The attempt at a solution

I am really lost on what to do, maybe if somebody could give me the initial setup and explain why i will be able to complete the problem

Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
2. Nov 29, 2011

### Mspang22

Re: "Newton 2nd Law" word problem help

Forget about it, I don't have any more time to work on my homework, and this hasn't been looked at a single time so, don't even bother working on it.