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DubKing Nov16-09 06:28 PM

mass of a person who weighs 500 N
 
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
If weight is the product of mass times the acceleration on mass due to gravity, what is the mass of a person who weighs 500 N? (The acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m/sec/sec.)


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
500x9.8=4900

all_relative Nov16-09 06:37 PM

Re: mass of a person who weighs 500 N
 
i got 51.02 from doing 500/9.8

Fg=m*g
g=9.8
m=unknown
Fg=500

DubKing Nov16-09 06:53 PM

Re: mass of a person who weighs 500 N
 
Thanks for the help. I think I have it now.


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