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The mass of an automobile is 1,160 kg, and the distance between its front and rear axles is 2.54 m. The center of gravity of the car is between the front and rear tires, and the horizontal distance between the center of gravity and the front axle is 1.02 m. Find the normal force that the ground applies to:
(a) each of the two front wheels and to
(b) each of the two rear wheels

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This solution finds the normal forces on the wheels of a car.

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The force of gravity on the car is equal to 1,160 * 9.8 = 11,368 N.

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