# Homework Help: Weight of a lion standing on th earth

1. Jun 30, 2008

### tim_mannire

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

Find the weight of a 8.00 x 10^1 Kg lion standing on the surface of the earth.

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

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2. Jun 30, 2008

### cristo

Staff Emeritus
You need to show some work before we can help you here at PF. What quantity have you been given? How does this relate to weight?

3. Jun 30, 2008

### tim_mannire

oh ok, I'm not really sure how to tackle this question..

4. Jun 30, 2008

### cristo

Staff Emeritus
Ok, well can you answer my questions above? What is the quantity that you have been given? How does this relate to the weight of the lion?

5. Jun 30, 2008

### tim_mannire

Re: weight of a lion standing on the earth

All i've been given is the question. I believe there is only one lion.

6. Jun 30, 2008

### cristo

Staff Emeritus
Re: weight of a lion standing on the earth

Hmm.. I see I've confused you. Let's try another angle:

What have you been told about the lion? What property of the lion do you know? HOw does this property relate to the lion's weight?

7. Jun 30, 2008

### IBY

It would also help if you remembered what the unit for weight is, which is related to newton's second law.