What is the force of air on the parachute if…?

A 50kg- parachute jumper descends at a steady 40 km/h.

What is the force of air on the parachute? help!!!!

5 Answers

  • As there is a CONSTANT speed of 40 km/h, then there is no acceleration. Therefore the force of air on the parachute = force of jumper’s weight.

    Weight = mass 9.8 = 509.8 = 490N

    Therefore Force of air resistance = 490N

  • f=ma m=50 a=9.8

    so F( on parachute) =50 * 9.8 = 490 N

  • That’s not actually correct

  • so happy that I found this question already answered! It is like you’ve read my thoughts!

  • 50×9.8=490newtons

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