# Why can you exert a greater force on the pedals of a bike if you pull up on the handlebars?

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1. ### Physics

Why can you exert a greater force on the pedals of a bike if you pull up on the handlebars? Does it have anything to do with one of Newton's 3 laws? I'm not sure how to approach this question.
2. ### Science

Nathalie pushes on the pedals of his bike with a 320N force. If the bike has a produced force of 640N, what is the mechanical gain of the bike?
3. ### physics

If each complete revolution of the pedals moves the bike 5.00m along its path, calculate the average force that must be exerted on the pedals tangent to their circular path. Neglect work done by friction and other losses. The pedals turn in a circle of diameter 38.4cm.
4. ### physics

Assume a cyclist of weight mg can exert a force on the pedals equal to 0.90 mg on the average. If the pedals rotate in a circle of radius 18 cm, the wheels have a radius of 34 cm, and the front and back sprockets on which the chain runs have 42 and 19 teeth respectively (Fig. ...
5. ### physics and bicycles

I have aq uick question about bicycles relating to physics. I hope you can understand this! First (technical question) why don't bikes move backward when you pedal backward? On to the physics. A string is tied to a bike enabling one to pull the pedal from the down position (so...
6. ### Physics

A cyclist intends to cycle up a 7.5 degree hill whose vertical height is 170 m. Assuming the mass of bicycle plus cyclist is 95 kg, calculate how much work must be done against gravity. If each complete revolution of the pedals moves the bike 5.6 m along its path, calculate ...
7. ### Math

In lowest gear on a 10-speed bike, each turn of the pedals makes the wheels turn 3.4 times. In the highest gear, each turn of the pedals makes the wheels turn 1.8 times. With each turn of the wheels, the bike travels 6.5 feet. How much farther does the bike travel with each ...
8. ### Physics

In the nail puller shown in the figure below you exert a force 49.6 cm from the pivot and the nail is 1.90 cm on the other side. What minimum force must you exert to apply a force of 1460 N to the nail to pull the nail up?
9. ### physics

In the nail puller shown in the figure below you exert a force 53.2 cm from the pivot and the nail is 1.50 cm on the other side. What minimum force must you exert to apply a force of 1380 N to the nail to pull the nail up?
10. ### physics

there are 3 parts to my question. i need help on the last part. 1.a. A child rides a bike in a circular path with a radius of 2.0 m. The tangential speed of the bike is 2.0 m/s. The combined mass of the bike and the child is 43 kg. What is the magnitude of the bike's ...
11. ### physics

A boy exerts a horizontal force of 2nt to pull his 2kg sled over the snow. If he gives someone a ride on his sled and he has to exert a 12nt force to pull the sled, how much does that person weigh and what is their mass?
12. ### Physics

A woman holds a 1.9 m long uniform 5.5 kg pole as shown in the figure . her hands are 30 cm apart. Determine the magnitudes of the forces she must exert with each hand. To what position should she move her left hand so that neither hand has to exert a force greater than 110 N...
13. ### physics

A woman holds a 1.9 m long uniform 5.5 kg pole as shown in the figure . her hands are 30 cm apart. Determine the magnitudes of the forces she must exert with each hand. To what position should she move her left hand so that neither hand has to exert a force greater than 110 N...
14. ### physics

the nail puller shown in the figure below you exert a force 53.2 cm from the pivot and the nail is 1.50 cm on the other side. What minimum force must you exert to apply a force of 1380 N to the nail to pull the nail up? 38.9 N is correct What is the mechanical advantage of the...
15. ### physics -jumper

The feet of a standing person of mass m exert a force equal to mg on the floor, and the floor exerts an equal and opposite force upwards on the feet, which we call the normal force. During the extension phase of a vertical jump, the feet exert a force on the floor that is ...
16. ### physics

A locomotive pulls a series of wagons. Which is the correct analysis of the situation? A. because action always equals the reaction,the locomotive cannot pull the wagons,-the wagons pull backward just as hard as the locomotive pulls forward, so there is no motion. B. The train...
17. ### Math

If you are riding a bike and your front sprocket (the one with the pedals) has 40 teeth and the rear sprocket (the one connected to your back tire) has 20 teeth, and you are pedaling at a rate of 50 rpm, how fast are you going if your bike has 27 inch diameter wheels?
18. ### Physics

For a winter fair, some students decide to build 30.0- kg wooden pull-carts on sled skids. If two 90.0- kg passengers get in, how much force will the puller have to exert to move the pull-cart? The coefficent of maximum static friction between the cart and the snow is 0.15.
19. ### science

You are standing stationary along the side of the railroad tracks. A toy cannon shoots a baseball at 9 m/s. The cannon is mounted facing forward on the handlebars of a bike. Your friend is riding the bike from the front toward the back of a train car at 5 m/s. The train is ...
20. ### physics

A cyclist is riding in the positive horizontal direction at 14.8 m/s on a horizontal level surface. He encounters an air resistance force of 50 N. The actions on the pedals by the cyclist cause a backward force of 73 N to be exerted by the rear wheel on the ground. The mass of...
21. ### Math

A bike is in fourth gear. When the pedals turn 3 times, the rear wheel turns 7 times. When the pedals turn twice, how many times does the rear wheel turn?
22. ### physics

A bicycle has wheels 67.3 cm in diameter and pedal cranks 17.5 cm long. The cyclist pedals at a steady cadence of 76.0 rev/min. The chain engages with a front sprocket 15.2 cm in diameter and a rear sprocket 7.00 cm in diameter. Calculate: a) the speed of a link of the chain ...
23. ### physics

lots of questions 1) a 2N and 6N force pull on an object to the right and a 4N force pulls to the left a 0.5 kg object what is the net force on the object 2)a 20mkg bike accelerates at 10m/s2 with what force was the person pedaling 3)if a person is pushing a cart with a force ...

World-class sprinters can accelerate out of the starting blocks with an acceleration that is nearly horizontal and has magnitude 15m/s^2 . Part a)How much horizontal force F must a sprinter of mass 60kg exert on the starting blocks to produce this acceleration? express your ...
25. ### physics

When you try to walk too fast on a slippery floor, you slip because walking fast requires you to exert a greater frictional force against the floor than the surface allows. What is the maximum frictional force you can exert against the floor with one foot that bears your full ...
26. ### physics

. Two people pull on a stubborn mule, as seen from a helicopter in Figure 2.1. Find (a) the single force that is equivalent to the two forces shown, and (b) the force that a third person would have to exert on the mule to make the net force equal to zero.
27. ### Physical science

Why don't you move when you pull a door open and the force the door exerts on you is equal to the force you exert on the door?
28. ### Science

You pull a door open. If the force the door exerts on you is equal to the force you exert on the door, why don't you move?
29. ### Physics

You want to use a rope to pull a 12-kg box of books up a plane inclined 30∘ above the horizontal. The coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.29. The rope pulls parallel to the incline. What force do you need to exert on the rope if you want to pull the box with a constant ...
30. ### Physics

James Bond and the ever present bond girl are on a dirt bike escaping from a car load of bad guys. If we have the following conditions: James Bond’s mass is 84 Kg The Bond Girl is 48Kg The Dirt Bike’s mass is 113.6 Kg The tires on the dirt bike are 0.6m in diameter With ...
31. ### Physics

A woman holds a 1.90-m-long uniform 5.0-kg pole as shown in (Figure 1) ( its horizontal). A. Determine the force she must exert on the pole at A. Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units. Enter positive value if the force is upward and ...
32. ### physics

a person weights 550 N rides a bike. the pedals move in a circle of radius 30 cm. if the entire wt acts on each downward moving pedal, what is maximum torque
33. ### Physicis

Given: Two teams of children are well-matched, and they pull on the rope with exactly the same force. They have placed a 65n weight at the center of the rope. The teams first pull with 750n of force each, then in an heroic effort to straighten the rope, pull with 1500n of ...
34. ### Physics

- a 1200 W motor bike can move at a maximum speed of 30.0 m/s . how much force does the motor exert? - what would be the average momentum of 60.0 kg sprinter who finishes 100.0 m in 60 s?
35. ### physics

If you exert a force of 60 N on a car, it moves at a constant velocity. (i.e there is a frictional force of 60 N) What is its mass when you exert 80 N on it, it accelerates from rest to 2.0 m/s in 100 seconds?
36. ### Physics

Imagine a fender bender between a large truck and a small car. During the impact, Choose one answer. a. the truck exerts a greater amount of force on the car than the car exerts on the truck b. the car exerts a greater amount of force on the truck than the truck exerts on the ...
37. ### science

How would i set these up? like what is the equations? # A tennis player hits a tennis ball with a force of 330 N, and it accelerates at the rate of 5,500 m/s2. What is the mass of the tennis ball? # Li is pedaling his bike with a force of 220 N. The combined mass of Reese and ...
38. ### physics

Which of the following does not involve a force? a.tug of war b.pushing a wagon c.riding a bike d.jumping e.None of the above f.towing a car g.hitting a ball Is the answer e. none of the above? I know a,b,c,d, and g exert a force, but I am not sure about f. towing a car.
39. ### Physics

d. Now you pull your sister across the floor so that she moves with increasing speed (accelerates). Compare the magnitude of the force exerted by you on your sister, with the magnitude of the force she exerts on you. Are they the same or different? If they are not the same, ...
40. ### Science

Explain: You pull a door open. If the door exerts on you is equal to the net force you exert on the door, why don't you move?
41. ### PHYSICS-Net external Force

1. Two tugboats pull a barge across the harbor. one boat exerts of force of 7.5 x 10^4 N North, while the second boat exerts a force of 9.5 x 10^4 N at 15.0 degrees north of west. Precisely, in what direction does the barge move? 2. A traffic signal is supported by two cables...
42. ### Physics

Suppose your car was mired deeply in the mud and you wanted to use the method illustrated in the figure to pull it out. T = 11000 N A. What force would you have to exert perpendicular to the center of the rope to produce a force of 11000 N on the car if the angle is 2.00° in ...
43. ### Science

if you exert the same force on two objects of different masses. which object will have the greater acceleration?
44. ### Physics

A bike is hanging from a hook in a garage. You need to consider the following forces. (a) The force of the Earth pulling down on the bike. (b) The force of the bike pulling up on the Earth. (c) The force of the hook pulling up on the bike. (d) The force of the hook pulling ...
45. ### Physics

A bike is hanging from a hook in a garage. You need to consider the following forces. (a) The force of the Earth pulling down on the bike. (b) The force of the bike pulling up on the Earth. (c) The force of the hook pulling up on the bike. (d) The force of the hook pulling ...
46. ### Physics

Two people pull a mule. One with 120 Newtons and an angle of 60 degrees. The other with 80 N and an angle of 105 degrees (Q2). What would be the force a third person would have to exert on the mule to make the net force equal to zero.
47. ### physics

two tractors pull against a 1000 kg log. if the angle of the tractors chains in relation to each other is 18 degrees and each tractor pulls with a force of 800N what forces will they be able to exert
48. ### Phsics

A crate weighing 600. N is being pulled across the floor. You pull up and to the right on a rope which is attached to the crate. You exert a force of 155 N at an angle θ=29.0° above the horizontal.
49. ### Physics

Hello everyone I know that when a force is applied it has to exert a force opossite But this really is not in my head can someone please give me an evidence or even a diagram showing how can we exert an opposite force if we are walking forwards Thanks alot When we are walking ...
50. ### sceinc

you exert the same force on two objects of different masses .whitch object will have greater acceleration
51. ### Physics

Suppose your car was mired deeply in the mud and you wanted to use the method illustrated in the figure to pull it out. (a) What force in newtons would you have to exert perpendicular to the center of a rope to produce a force of 10,000 N on the car if the angle is 1.80°? ...
52. ### physics

two charged bodies exert a force of 86N on each other. If they are moved so that they are 6 times farther apart, what is the new force that they will exert on each other?
53. ### physics

A bike is hanging from a hook in a garage. Consider the following forces. (a) The force of the Earth pulling down on the bike. (b) The force of the bike pulling up on the Earth. (c) The force of the hook pulling up on the bike. (d) The force of the hook pulling down on the ...
54. ### Math

The local park has 4 bike rack. Each bike rack can hold 15 bikes. There are 16 bike in the bike rack. What expression shows the total number of empty spaces in the bike racks?
55. ### Physics

You exert a 100-N pull on the end of a spring. When you increase the force by 20% to 120 N, the spring's length increases 4.0cm beyond its original stretched position. What is the spring constant of the spring?
56. ### physics

a strong magnet attracts a paper clip to itself with a certain force. Does the paper clip exert a force on the strong magnet? If so, why not? If so, does it exert as much force on the magnet as the magnet exerts on it? Newtons Third Law: Forces are always in pairs. The forces ...
57. ### AP Physics

A cord runs around two massless, frictionless pulleys; a canister with mass m=20 kg hangs from one pulley; and you exert a force F if you are to lift the cord. a) What must be the magnitude of F if you are to lift the canister at a constant speed? b) To lift the canister by 2 ...
58. ### Physics

You exert a horizontal force of 200 N to pull a 10-kg box across the floor. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the box and the floor is .42, what is the acceleration of the box?
59. ### Physics

Two Kids pull opposite directions on a toy with a mass of 18kg. One exerts a force of 695N and the other 135N. Both pull horizontally and friction is void. Calculate the new force in N?
60. ### Physics

Suppose your car was mired deeply in the mud and you wanted to use the method illustrated in the figure below to pull it out. (a) What force would you have to exert perpendicular to the center of a rope to produce a force of 14,500 N on the car if the angle is θ = 2.60...
61. ### physics

A 34.2 -kg block rests on the oor. (a) What force (N) does the oor exert on the block? (b) If a rope is tied to the block and run vertically over a pulley, and the other end is attached to a free-hanging 5.6 kg weight, what force (N) does the oor now exert on the block? (c) If...
62. ### Science

Why does the downhill-race bike look the way it does and what magnitude of force and any dynamic loads effect the bike. please help
63. ### physics

A 57.0 kg child takes a ride on a Ferris wheel that rotates four times each minute and has a diameter of 23.0 m. (a) What is the centripetal acceleration of the child? (b) What force (magnitude and direction) does the seat exert on the child at the lowest point of the ride? (c...
64. ### Math

in the back stockroom at the wheel shop, the number of seats and horns equaled the number of wheels. the number of seats and handlebars equaled the number of horns. twice the number of wheels is equal to 3 times number of handlebars. Determine the relationship of horns to seat.
65. ### physics

1. A 50.0 Lb box is to be moved along a rough floor at a constant velocity. The coefficient of the kinetic friction is 0.300. A. What force must you exert if you push downward on the box? B. What force must you exert if you pull upward on the box? C. Which is the better way to...
66. ### Physics

You exert a force of 200 N at an angle of 15 degrees above horizontal to pull a 10 kg box across the floor at constant velocity. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the box and the floor is 0.42, what is the acceleration of the box?
67. ### Physics

Three people pull simultaneously on a stubborn donkey. Jack pulls eastward with a force of 93.3 N, Jill pulls with 73.1 N in the northeast direction, and Jane pulls to the southeast with 181 N. (Since the donkey is involved with such uncoordinated people, who can blame it for ...
68. ### physics

Three people pull simultaneously on a stubborn donkey. Jack pulls eastward with a force of 67.3 N, Jill pulls with 98.7 N in the northeast direction, and Jane pulls to the southeast with 133 N. (Since the donkey is involved with such uncoordinated people, who can blame it for ...
69. ### anatomy

do you think there is a difference in the absolute force generated by males and females? I think the answer is yes just by the common knowledge that males are typically stronger than women. But, I'm not sure how to scientifically explain why a man's muscles are able to exert ...
70. ### Math

The bike slots in the bike rack are filled. Don's bike is in the middle. And there are 3 bikes placed to the right side of Don's bike. How many bikes are there in the bike rack?
71. ### physics

15)If a horizontal force applied on a resting object is greater than the force of friction, the object will. accelerate in the direction of the applied force 16)You are pushing a 55N lawnmower across the yard. Its handle makes a 55 degree angle with the ground. What force are ...
72. ### Physics

Calculate the force of gravity between a newborn baby of mass 4 kg and the obstetrician of mass 75 kg, who is 0.5 m from the baby. N Which exerts more gravitational force on the baby, Mars or the obstetrician, given that Mars has a mass of 6.4 1023 kg and is 8. 1010 m from ...
73. ### science

While riding a bike, a rider exerts a force of 540 N on the pedal, which when attatched to a sprocket creates a radius of rotation of 0.18 m. How much torque does the rider exert on the sprocket? I think I have to use the formula torque=rFsin(x) But I'm not sure if that's ...
74. ### Science

Why does the downhill-race bike look the way it does, what stuff does it have which normal bikes don't and what magnitude of force and dynamic loads effect the bike. please help
75. ### Physics

A 75.0-kg cross-country skier is climbing a 3.0o slope at a constant speed of 2.00 m/s and encounters air resistance of 25.0 N. Find his power output for work done against the gravitational force and air resistance. (b) What average force does he exert backward on the snow to ...
76. ### Physics

A 75.0-kg cross-country skier is climbing a 3.0o slope at a constant speed of 2.00 m/s and encounters air resistance of 25.0 N. Find his power output for work done against the gravitational force and air resistance. (b) What average force does he exert backward on the snow to ...
77. ### Science

A boy exerts a force of 15N to push a motor bike which has flat tyre for a distance at 30m.calculate the mass of the motor bike. Calculate the density of the motor bike.calculate the work done by the boy.[take g=10m|sm2
78. ### Science

A boy exerts a force of 15N to push a motor bike which has flat tyre for a distance at 30m.calculate the mass of the motor bike. Calculate the density of the motor bike.calculate the work done by the boy.[take g=10m|sm2
79. ### Physics

You are working out on a rowing machine. Each time you pull the rowing bar (which simulates the oars) toward you, it moves a distance of 1.2 m in a time of 1.4 s. The readout on the display indicates that the average power you are producing is 78 W. What is the magnitude of ...
80. ### Physics

You are trying to lose weight by working out on a rowing machine. Each time you pull the rowing bar (which simulates the "oars") toward you, it moves a distance of 1.32 m in a time of 1.22 s. The readout on the display indicates that the average power you are producing is 53.3...
81. ### physics

You are trying to lose weight by working out on a rowing machine. Each time you pull the rowing bar (which simulates the "oars") toward you, it moves a distance of 1.17 m in a time of 1.84 s. The readout on the display indicates that the average power you are producing is 50.2...
82. ### Physics

In a phsics experiment, a 1.3 kg dynamics cart is placed on a ramp inclined at 25 degrees to the horizontal. the cart is initially at rest but is then pulled up the ramp with a force sensor. the force sensor exerts a force on the cart parallel to the ramp. negligible friction ...
83. ### Physics

In a phsics experiment, a 1.3 kg dynamics cart is placed on a ramp inclined at 25 degrees to the horizontal. the cart is initially at rest but is then pulled up the ramp with a force sensor. the force sensor exerts a force on the cart parallel to the ramp. negligible friction ...
84. ### physics

1. A small railroad engine is able to exert 8•105 N of pulling force. The coefficient of friction for steel wheels on steel rail is 0.4. Each rail car has the approximate mass of 20 tons How many cars can this engine pull on a level track?
85. ### PHYSICS

Two lifeguards pull on ropes attached to a raft. If they pull in the same direction, the raft experiences a net external force of 332 N to the right. If they pull in opposite directions, the raft experiences a net external force of 122 N to the left. Draw a free body ...
86. ### physics

Two lifeguards pull on ropes attached to a raft. If they pull in the same direction, the raft experiences a net external force of 376 N to the right. If they pull in opposite directions, the raft experiences a net external force of 162 N to the left. Draw a free body diagram ...
87. ### Physics

Two lifeguards pull on ropes attached to a raft. If they pull in the same direction, the raft experiences a net external force of 363 N to the right. If they pull in opposite directions, the raft experiences a net external force of 147 N to the left. Draw a free body diagram ...
88. ### english

Do you know when to ride a bike? Do you know when you should ride a bike? - 1. Yes, I do. I have to ride a bike between 5 and 7 p.m. - 2. Yes, I do. I should ride a bike during the daytime. - 3. Yes, I do. I must ride a bike on weekends. (Are both the questions and answers ...
89. ### physics

A cat is stuck in a tree. You are designated with the job to get it out, yet you do not want to climb the tree, because you may get stuck as well. Instead you set up a pulley system. A rope (consider it massless) runs from the seat you sit on over an ideal pulley and then to ...
90. ### Physical Science

A cyclist applies a force of 250 N to the pedals of a bicycle. If the rear wheel applies a force of 200 N to the road surface. What is the mechanical advantage of the bicycle?
91. ### Physics

Three people pull horizontally on ropes attached to a post, as shown in the figure.(Figure 1) The total force that they exert on the post is zero. One of them pulls directly north with F1 = 500 N . Another pulls with F2 = 400 N in a direction 60.0∘ west of north. Find ...
92. ### Physics

A flea pulls on a puck with force 7 microN at an angle of 30°. Another flea pulls on the puck with force 2 microN at an angle of -60°. a) What is the magnitude of the net force on the puck? (I got 7.28 uN) b)At what angle is the net force? ( I got about 14.07 deg) c) A third...
93. ### physics

question : net force of 225 N accelerates a bike and rider at 2.65m/s^2. What is the mass of the bike and rider together ?
94. ### physics

A woman pulls a 23 kg suitcase using a rope attached to the suitcase at an angle of 38 degrees to the horizontal. The coefficient of static friction of the suitcase with the floor is 0.3 and the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.2. a) Draw a situation and a force diagram of...
95. ### physics

three dogs play tug-of-war with a chew toy. Each dog pulls with a force that is horizontal with the ground. Determine the net force acting on the chew toy and the acceleration of the chew toy if its mass is 325g. (ignore friction and gravity) Dog 1 pull: 48.2N at 215 degrees ...
96. ### physics

A net force of 265 N accelerates a bike and rider at . 2.3m/s2 what is the mass of the rider and the bike together?.
97. ### physics

A net force of 295 N accelerates a bike and rider at 2.60 m/s^2. What is the mass of the bike and rider together?
98. ### physics

A net force of 295 N accelerates a bike and rider at 2.60 m/s^2. What is the mass of the bike and rider together?
99. ### Math

The bike slots in the bike rack are filled. Don's bike is in the middle. And there are 3 bikes placed to the right side of Don's bike. How many bikes are there in the bike rack? Is my answer 7 right for the no of bikes that are there in the bike rack.
100. ### Physics

A 60kg biker on a 20kg bike exerts 600W of power to accelerate from 1m/s to 9m/s in a distance of 40m. What is the force of friction acting on the bike and biker?