(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If 270 million people in the US jumped in the air at simultaneously, pushing off Earth with an average force of 800 N each for a time of 0.10 seconds, what would happen to the the 5.98e24 kg Earth? Show calculation that justifies your answer.

2. Relevant equations

F = mv/t

p = mv

3. The attempt at a solution

F = 800 N

t = 0.10 s

m = 5.98e24 kg

800 = (5.98e24 * v) / 0.10

v = 1.3378 e -23

p = 5.98e24 * 1.3378e-23

p = 80 kg*m/s

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# Homework Help: What would happen to the the 5.98e24 kg Earth?

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