physics!
posted by monica on .
A student is about to do a pushup. Her
center of gravity lies directly above P on the
ﬂoor, which is 1.1 m from her feet and 0.4 m
from her hands.
If her mass is 55 kg, what is the force exerted by the ﬂoor on her hands? The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s
2
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While stationary, the total moment about an axis through her toes is zero.
Her hands are 1.5 m from her toes. Her center of mass is 1.1 m from her toes.
F*1.5  M*g*1.1 = 0
F = (1.1/1.5)M*g = 395 Newtons