Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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
  2. jcsd
  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
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook