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**Torques and Forces????**

I have found the first force,but I am not sure how to find the second :/.

Two people sit in a car that weighs 8000N. The person in front weighs 700N, while the one in the back weighs 900N. Call L the distance between the front and back wheels. The person on the front is sitting L/3 back from the front wheels. The person on the back is sitting L/2 back from the PERSON ON THE FRONT. The car's center of gravity is a distance .400L behind the front wheels. How much force does each front wheel and each back wheel support if the people are seated alone the centerline of the car?

Ok so I did:

900 X 5/6L +700/3= F2

F2 =983

8000X .4L

3,200 L

3,200+983=4183

4183/2 = 2091/1000 = 2.09 KN

The book states the answers are 2.09 KN and 2.71 KN. How do I find 2.71??