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Which are true?

  1. Jan 8, 2004 #1
    which ones are true?

    a. the mass of an object on the moon will be the same as its mass on Earth.

    b. the weight of an object on the moon will be the same as its weight on Earth.

    c. the mass and weight of an object are the same thing

    d. the weight of an object is the force of gravity acting upon the object.

    e. the mass of an object is its weight multiplied by the acceleration of gravity.


    f. objects have weight even when placed in a vacuum.

    g. more massive objects weigh more than less massive objects.

    h. all objects weigh the same as each other when placed in a vacuum.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2004 #3
    Some of those questions don't make any sense. What does "being in a vacuum" have anything to do with weight? I suppose they mean being in a place where the gravitational field is zero, but that's pretty silly.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2004 #4

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    First these look like homework and probably should be in the homework section.

    Secondly, they all are really based on the definitions of mass and weight which should be in your textbook.

    badboyben03, how about quoting the definitions of mass and weight you are using for us?
     
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