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Solution: What would your bathroom scale read if you weighed

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Problem 21Q

Problem

What would your bathroom scale read if you weighed yourself on an inclined plane? Assume the mechanism functions properly, even at an angle.

Step-by-Step Solution:

Solution 21Q: Reading of the bathroom scale depends upon the angle at which the force is applied. Step 1 of 2 Concept:Newton’s third law: To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Step 2 of 2 Figure below shows the free body diagram of weight of the person W acting vertically downward. If angle of inclination of the plane is , we can resolve it into two components 1) Horizontal component Wsin, acting down the plane 2) Vertical component Wcos, acting perpendicular to the plane

Step 3 of 3

Chapter 4, Problem 21Q is Solved
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Edition: 6
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

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