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Jet Pilot Weight

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A fighter jet pilot flies according to the two trajectories shown below. In each case he is moving in a circular path at a constant speed.

If the pilot is sitting on a scale to determine his apparent weight, what does the scale read in the middle of each of these trajectories?

A
Trajectory 1 Trajectory 2
more than pilot's normal weight less than pilot's normal weight
B
Trajectory 1 Trajectory 2
less than pilot's normal weight less than pilot's normal weight
C
Trajectory 1 Trajectory 2
same as pilot's normal weight same as pilot's normal weight
D
Trajectory 1 Trajectory 2
more than pilot's normal weight more than pilot's normal weight
E
Trajectory 1 Trajectory 2
less than pilot's normal weight more than pilot's normal weight