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Homework Help: What happens if i lift a weight on bathroom scales

  1. Nov 27, 2015 #1
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    If i am standing on bathroom scales and i lift a weight, what will it do to the reading on the scales?

    I assume that lifting the weight will involve a force from my arm on to the weight, and an equal and opposite force will then push back, causing be to weigh more?
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  3. Nov 27, 2015 #2


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    Why don't you try it as an experiment?
  4. Nov 27, 2015 #3


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    +1 to doing the experiment.

    Were is the weigh BEFORE you lift it?
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