An empty jug of weight ?W rests on a table. What is the support force exerted on the jug by the table? What is the support force when water of weight ?w is poured into the jug?

Problem 37E

An empty jug of weight W rests on a table. What is the support force exerted on the jug by the table? What is the support force when water of weight w is poured into the jug?

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Consider Newton’s third law of motion to solve this problem.

An empty jug of weight W rests on the table. The table exerts a force equal to the weight of the jug as a normal support force on the jug.