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a wheelbarrow weight 400N has a centre of mass that is 0.2m from the wheel and 0.3 m from the legs. what force is exerted on the ground by the legs?

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(Original post by sarah12345)
a wheelbarrow weight 400N has a centre of mass that is 0.2m from the wheel and 0.3 m from the legs. what force is exerted on the ground by the legs?

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0.3/0.5 * 400 = 240N
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0.3/0.5 * 400 = 240N

the answer given is 160N!
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It should actually be:
0.5F = 0.2*400
F = 0.2/0.5 * 400 = 160N


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It should actually be:
0.5F = 0.2*400
F = 0.2/0.5 * 400 = 160N
ahhhh i see cheers honey bun!
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(Original post by sarah12345)
the answer given is 160N!
I change my answer, that's right.
I meant:
0.2/0.5 * 400 = 160N
Sorry

EDIT: Bit late there at the second stab
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ahhhh i see cheers honey bun!
No probs sweetie pie
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(Original post by Golden Maverick)
I change my answer, that's right.
I meant:
0.2/0.5 * 400 = 160N
Sorry

EDIT: Bit late there at the second stab

thanks anyway!
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