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Problem 13.3: Calculate the normal forces on the front and rear tires of a truck

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The side view of a truck on a level road is shown in the animation. The mass of the truck is 1230 kg. Suppose the resultant force of the road on the front set of tires is 4000 N, in the upward direction of course (position is given in meters). Restart.

  1. What is the resultant force of the road on the rear set of tires?
  2. What is the horizontal distance from the front axle to the center of mass of the truck?

Problem authored by Aaron Titus.

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