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Normal Force Problem

  1. Oct 24, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    A 41 kg crate rests on a horizontal floor, and a 53 kg person is standing on the crate.

    (a) Determine the magnitude of the normal force that the floor exerts on the crate.


    (b) Determine the magnitude of the normal force that the crate exerts on the person.


    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Normal force is usally the opposite of weight so i converted the kg to newtons and thought maybe that was the answer?
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2008 #2

    LowlyPion

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    Welcome to PF.

    Yes force is in Newtons. And Normal force is what the stuff on top of it weighs right?

    So How much do the crate/guy weigh on te floor and how much does the guy weigh on the crate?
     
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