Problem: A hand presses down on the book in the figure.Is the normal force of the table on the book larger than, smaller than, or equal to mg?

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A hand presses down on the book in the figureA figure depicts a hand pressing downward on a book of mass m lying on a table..

Is the normal force of the table on the book larger than, smaller than, or equal to mg?

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