1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Placed in a cylindrical container of negligible mass, a magnet with weight W is placed on a analytical balance. Another magnet is placed on top of it, hanging in mid-air and is stationary. What is the reading of the analytical balance? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution By drawing the free-body diagram, the magnet on top will have weight acting downwards and magnetic force upwards. The magnet below will experience weight downwards, normal reaction force up wards and magnetic force downwards. I know the magnetic force must = W since the magnet is not moving. However, why is the reading of the balance = W, and not >W? Thanks.