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Having trouble with this tricky physics problem, anyone have an idea of what the answer would be?

A 20-kg fish is weighed with two spring scales, each of negligible weight. What will be the readings on the scales?

A. Each scale will read 10 kg

B. Each scale will read 20 kg

C. The top scale will read 20 kg, and the bottom scale will read 0 kg

D. The bottom scale will read 20 kg, and the top scale will read 0 kg

E. Each scale will show a reading greater than 0 kg and less than 20 kg, but the sum of the two readings will be 20 kg

Fnet = ma = Fg + Fsp1 + Fsp2 (+ T??)

I'm going to be honest, I'm stumped on this one. I feel like the both spring forces will balance out the downward weight (w = mg). I think A makes the most sense, but I don't really know how to prove this is the correct answer using the formulas or a free-body diagram. I did draw the question out on MS Paint but I don't really know what else to add. Does the tension of the string play a key role in finding the answer? If anyone knows the answer and an explanation, it would be so helpful.

Thanks!

https://s.yimg.com/hd/answers/i/8fa9348e4cd54bf5b1fec3a8fbf55378_A.png?a=answers&mr=0&x=1411356970&s=78c197df753cb35bcf57e84d0ec4c158 [Broken]

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 20-kg fish is weighed with two spring scales, each of negligible weight. What will be the readings on the scales?

A. Each scale will read 10 kg

B. Each scale will read 20 kg

C. The top scale will read 20 kg, and the bottom scale will read 0 kg

D. The bottom scale will read 20 kg, and the top scale will read 0 kg

E. Each scale will show a reading greater than 0 kg and less than 20 kg, but the sum of the two readings will be 20 kg

**2. Relevant equations**Fnet = ma = Fg + Fsp1 + Fsp2 (+ T??)

**3. The attempt at a solution**I'm going to be honest, I'm stumped on this one. I feel like the both spring forces will balance out the downward weight (w = mg). I think A makes the most sense, but I don't really know how to prove this is the correct answer using the formulas or a free-body diagram. I did draw the question out on MS Paint but I don't really know what else to add. Does the tension of the string play a key role in finding the answer? If anyone knows the answer and an explanation, it would be so helpful.

Thanks!

https://s.yimg.com/hd/answers/i/8fa9348e4cd54bf5b1fec3a8fbf55378_A.png?a=answers&mr=0&x=1411356970&s=78c197df753cb35bcf57e84d0ec4c158 [Broken]

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