Question
(a) What force must be exerted by the wind to support a 2.50-kg chicken in the position shown in Figure 9.34? (b) What is the ratio of this force to the chicken's weight? (c) Does this support the contention that the chicken has a relatively stable construction?
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a) $11.0 \textrm{ N}$

b) $0.45$

c) Yes, the chicken has a stable equilibrium. With the CM low and between the feet, if the CM is moved slightly towards a foot it will tend to return toward it's equilibrium position.

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