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Classical Mechanics

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Centripetal Force and Carousel

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A child of mass 36 kg is riding a horse on a carousel. The horse is 7.1 m from the carousel's axis of rotation and it makes 5.5 complete turns every minute. What is the centripetal force acting on the child?

A

$8.4 \space N$

B

$2.1 \space N$

C

$85 \space N$

D

$69 \space N$