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Weight of object as measured on spring scales

  1. Apr 1, 2010 #1
    The system below is in equilibrium with m = 6.2kg. The spring scales are in Newton units.
    Please see the attached diagram http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9729/74379922.png [Broken]

    I'm not sure what the spring scales would show in this case. Is it simply 0?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Apr 2, 2010 #2
    the scale would read 6.2 kg i am pretty sure , think of it this way , that is no different
    then having the scale tied to the wall and hanging a 6.2kg from it off the other end .
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
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