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When gravity is pulling you downward when you sit is this balanced or unbalance force?


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Force equals mass times acceleration, if you are sitting at rest you are not accelerating, so your acceleration is zero.

The force is your mass times zero, 75 kg x 0 ms-2= 0 newtons.

If the force is zero, this means the force of gravity pulling you down is cancelled out by the force of the chair pushing you up.

So the forces are balanced.