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Moment of a force: Normal force on the wheels.

A jet transport has a weight of 1.00x10^6 N and is at rest on the runway. The two rear wheels are 15m behind the front wheel, and the plane's center of gravity is 12.6m behind the front wheel. Determine the normal force exerted by the ground on the front wheel and each of the two rear wheels.

Solution Summary

The distances of the wheels from the center of mass of the airplane is given and the normal force on each is calculated by balancing the moments of the forces.