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Homework Help: A set of scales

  1. Jun 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A set of scales calibrated to read weight reads 1.47 x 10^2 N. Find the mass of the object standing on it.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2


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    Ok, you need to stop posting all these questions and, instead, focus on one at a time. Once you solve your lion question, then you should be able to tackle this one.
  4. Jun 30, 2008 #3
    Is that 1.47 x 102 Newtons?

    F = ma(gravity)
  5. Jun 30, 2008 #4
    ok thanks
  6. Jun 30, 2008 #5
    yes that is correct. is that the formula i am to use?
  7. Jun 30, 2008 #6
    yes, F(force)=M(mass) x a(acceleration)- In this case "a" equals accel. due to gravity.
  8. Jun 30, 2008 #7
    Ok. So what is the force and the mass in this question?
  9. Jun 30, 2008 #8
    A newton is a quantity of Force, you are attempting to find mass, acceleration due to gravity is a constant
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