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Find the force on the woman due to chute?

My attempt:

All I can gather from this is that the chute and her are not accelerating, so get are at terminal velocity?

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Find the force on the woman due to chute?

My attempt:

All I can gather from this is that the chute and her are not accelerating, so get are at terminal velocity?

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Hint:

Which forces act on her?

What does it mean that she is not accelerating?

What does it mean that she is not accelerating?

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Is mg still acting on her?

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Right.

As long as she is still on earth... sure.Is mg still acting on her?

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Ok so I've got mg acting downwards and mg for the parachute? And total mg am I on the right track?

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Ok so I've got mg acting downwards and mg for the parachute? And total mg am I on the right track?

Ask these questions for yourself:

1-What is the downward force?

2-If downward force is equal to upward force,what is the upward force?

(If downward force is equal to upward force,then the net(total) force is zero(Because of forces cancelling out)

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Mg-mg=0

Where m is the mass of the parachute?

Where m is the mass of the parachute?

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Er.. no.Mg-mg=0

Where m is the mass of the parachute?

Just concentrate of the forces on the person. The 'chute is just something up there somewhere applying a force, you don't care what it is, so its mass is irrelevant.

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Ah ok! So the answer is 588N?

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Ah ok! So the answer is 588N?

Yes.

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