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Basic quantities of mechanics

  1. Jan 22, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    All the following are units of basic quantities except ______.
    Select one:
    a. second
    b. slug
    c. kilogram
    d. meter
    e. pound

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    i have eliminated the answers a, c,d i now the answer is between pound and a slug on wiki i see both being a measurement of mass so am not sure between the two though i think the slug is the answer
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 22, 2014 #2
    Pound is a unit of force (except in the english system were it is sometimes a unit of force and sometimes a unit of mass). Slug is a unit of mass.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2014 #3
    So what would u say is the answer
     
  5. Jan 24, 2014 #4
    pounds.
     
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