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This problem is mentally retarded. Please help please.

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Homework Statement



A person is standing on a bathroom scale. Which of the following is not a force exerted on the scale?

A) A contact force due to the floor
B) A contact force due to the person's feet
C) The weight of the person
D) The weight of the scale


The Attempt at a Solution



They are check boxes. I have tried A. I have tried D. I have tried both A and D. None of those answer combinations are right.
 

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Homework Statement



A person is standing on a bathroom scale. Which of the following is not a force exerted on the scale?

A) A contact force due to the floor
B) A contact force due to the person's feet
C) The weight of the person
D) The weight of the scale


The Attempt at a Solution



They are check boxes. I have tried A. I have tried D. I have tried both A and D. None of those answer combinations are right.
Draw a free body diagram of the scale, and examine the forces acting on it. Now see which one(s) do not apply.
 

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