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    Could I please have some help with 8bii? I'm really confused as to why the normal reaction force doesn't just equal the weight of the skateboarder in this example

    thank you for any help
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    Could I please have some help with 8bii? I'm really confused as to why the normal reaction force doesn't just equal the weight of the skateboarder in this example

    thank you for any help
    You have previously calculated the centripetal force - the resultant force acting perpendicular to the ramp. So you can equate the centripetal force from bi) to the resultant force acting on the skateboarder: the contact force minus the weight.
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    You have previously calculated the centripetal force - the resultant force acting perpendicular to the ramp. So you can equate the centripetal force from bi) to the resultant force acting on the skateboarder: the contact force minus the weight.
    I completely forgot about centripetal force and how it's the resultant force acting on an object, describing a circular path :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: Thanks a lot tory!
 
 
 
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