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Question: 

Figure 9–50 shows a pair of forceps used to hold a thin plastic rod firmly. If the thumb and finger each squeeze with a force $F_T = F_F = 11.0 \textrm{ N}$, what force do the forceps jaws exert on the plastic rod?

Problem 6.

Figure 9-50.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 

$34.6 \textrm{ N}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 9, Problem 6

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Chapter 9, Problem 6 is solved.

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