### What is the maximum possible upward force on the foot

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Assume a water strider has a roughly circular foot of radius 0.01 mm.

(a) What is the maximum possible upward force on the foot due to surface tension of the water?

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(b) What is the maximum mass of this water strider so that it can keep from breaking through the water surface? The strider has six legs.

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