16. (a) There are six legs, and the vertical component of the tension force in each leg is sinTθwhere 40=°. For vertical equilibrium (zero acceleration in the ydirection) then Newton’s second law leads to 66TmgTmgsin=¡=which (expressed as a multiple of the bug’s weight mg) gives roughly /0.26g≈0.(b) The angle
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