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Size:  500.5 KBAttachment 537133537135I've attempted many times and looked at mark scheme ( off specimen paper edexcel and does not really give a good interpretation of the working) please somebody help? I just don't get what distances to measure from which point and thus I keep getting the wrong answer.

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    XP is the distance between points X and P
    JP is the distance between points J and P
    FJ is the muscle force applied at J
    FX is the bite force at point X

    rough answer would be XP FX = JP FJ

    could be improved by resolving FJ using some trig as it's not perpendicular to the line Y... which they may expect for 5 marks.
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    XP is the distance between points X and P
    JP is the distance between points J and P
    FJ is the muscle force applied at J
    FX is the bite force at point
    rough answer would be XP FX = JP FJ

    could be improved by resolving FJ using some trig as it's not perpendicular to the line Y... which they may expect for 5 marks.
    That's exactly what I did with the sin of the angle between the perpendicular and the muscle force. Idk I'll have another look later. Thanks
 
 
 
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