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What happens if i lift a weight on bathroom scales

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  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

    SteamKing

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

    CWatters

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    +1 to doing the experiment.


    Were is the weigh BEFORE you lift it?
     
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