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Weight of a lion standing on th earth

  1. Jun 30, 2008 #1
    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.


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    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2

    cristo

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    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?
     
  4. Jun 30, 2008 #3
    oh ok, I'm not really sure how to tackle this question..
     
  5. Jun 30, 2008 #4

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    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?
     
  6. Jun 30, 2008 #5
    Re: weight of a lion standing on the earth

    All i've been given is the question. I believe there is only one lion.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2008 #6

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    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?
     
  8. Jun 30, 2008 #7

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