Weight, normal force, applied force, and friction force. a. A homeowner is applying southwest force on a lawn mower, friction force is going to the East, normal force is North, weight is South. This was a multiple choice question and the answer was Applied force > Friction force and Normal force > Weight b. A dude is pulling a box Northeast direction, normal force North, weight is South, and friction West. Ans: Pulling force > friction and Normal force < weight. Can someone people explain why those are the correct answers?