Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
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Chapter 5 - Exercises and Problems - Page 90: 15


$\vec{F_1}=\vec{F_2}=6,400 N$

Work Step by Step

If the force reaches 10 times their body weight, then the overall downward force is given by: $ F = 10*9.8 m/s^2*55 kg$ We know that the force is evenly split between the two muscles. Since the forces are equal to each other, we will find only $\vec{F_1}$. $2\vec{F_1}sin(25^{\circ})= 10*9.8 m/s^2*55 kg$ Finally, we obtain: $\vec{F_1}=\vec{F_2}=6,400 N$
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