Problem: When a skier skis down a hill, the normal force exerted on the skier by the hill is(a) equal to the weight of the skier. (b) greater than the weight of the skier. (c) less than the weight of the skier. 

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For inclined planes, the weight is decomposed into two components. 

One component runs parallel to the incline, whose magnitude is equal to mgsinθ

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When a skier skis down a hill, the normal force exerted on the skier by the hill is

(a) equal to the weight of the skier. 

(b) greater than the weight of the skier. 

(c) less than the weight of the skier. 

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