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Question on distribution of weights

  1. Jun 10, 2015 #1
    If I pick up my Wife, who is in turn holding our Daughter, both me and my Wife feel the respective weights.

    Me of holding both, and my Wife of holding our Daughter.

    How is my Daughter's weight split between my Wife and I?
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  3. Jun 10, 2015 #2


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    It isn't split. Your wife holds the full kid's weight, and you the full weight of both.
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