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Mass of a person who weighs 500 N

  1. Nov 16, 2009 #1
    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
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 16, 2009 #2
    i got 51.02 from doing 500/9.8

    Fg=m*g
    g=9.8
    m=unknown
    Fg=500
     
  4. Nov 16, 2009 #3
    Thanks for the help. I think I have it now.
     
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