my teacher said my answer is wrong but i cannot figure out why(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

there is a ferris wheel. a rider in the ferris wheel is 35kg. the radius of the ferris wheel is 12m. it asks what is the magnitude of the force does the seat exert on the rider when he is halfway between the top and the bottom?

i got 343N by using the force summation equation, Fnet = Fn + Fg = 0 because there are no other forces acting on the rider in the vertical direction

Fg=35kg x 9.8m/s^2 = 343, Fn=-Fg, Fn=-(-343) = 343N

please help me understand why my methods are wrong

thanks in advance

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