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A gymnast is attempting to perform splits. From the information given in Figure 9.35, calculate the magnitude and direction of the force exerted on each foot by the floor.
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<b>Figure 9.35</b> A gymnast performs full split. The center of gravity and the various distances from it are shown.
Figure 9.35 A gymnast performs full split. The center of gravity and the various distances from it are shown.
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$1.11\times 10^{3}\textrm{ N, } 18.4^\circ$ above horizontal toward the center of gravity.
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