# Weight problem (conceptual)

1. Jul 5, 2010

### blackrose01

"weight" problem (conceptual)

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
an object has a mass of 25kg on Earth. If the same object is moved to an inclined plane in Venus, where the acceleration due to gravity is 8.8m/s^2, how does its weight compare to when it was still on earth??

a. Wvenus > Wearth
b. Wvenus = Wearth
c. Wvenus < Wearth
d. it depends on the angle of inclination of the inclined plane in venus
e. it depends on the friction between the plane and the object

2. Relevant equations
W = mg

3. The attempt at a solution
i'm not sure whether the angle of inclination is to be used here

i think it's C :p not sure though

2. Jul 5, 2010

### hikaru1221

Re: "weight" problem (conceptual)

What do you think?

3. Jul 5, 2010

### blackrose01

Re: "weight" problem (conceptual)

i think it's C...?

4. Jul 5, 2010

### hikaru1221

Re: "weight" problem (conceptual)

Why?

5. Jul 5, 2010

### sona1177

Re: "weight" problem (conceptual)

ok last time i got in trouble for just giving an answer so i'll try my best not to give it away here. How do gravity and weight relate? w=mg . . . so what happens to weight after you you change gravity (on earth its 9.8 and on venus its different), how are they related to one another? :)