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ParthKohli

  • 3 years ago

If my weight is \(50\) kilograms, does that mean that my mass is \(5\) kilograms?

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  1. ParthKohli
    • 3 years ago
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    \[\mathsf{W = mg}\]So, \(\mathsf{50 = 5 \times 10 }\)

  2. ParthKohli
    • 3 years ago
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    I have normally seen in questions that they assume a person's mass to be \(60\) kg. So would their weight be \(600\) kg? Impossibru!

  3. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    You should say weight is 50 newtons, and it also depends on the gravity, whether you're on earth or mars etc.

  4. ParthKohli
    • 3 years ago
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    I'm assuming it to be on Earth.

  5. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    weight is in newtons, they should've written it 600 N, not 600 kg, lol

  6. ParthKohli
    • 3 years ago
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    So my weight is \(50 ~ \rm kg ~ ms^{-2}\), correct?

  7. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    yeah if that's your weight..

  8. ParthKohli
    • 3 years ago
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    Approximately, yeah.

  9. rutvi
    • 3 years ago
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    when u say ur weight is 50kgm/s u mean to say that ur mass is 5 kgs....nd i don think u mean u to say that when u stand on a weighing machine the scale show 5 kg!!

  10. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    @rutvi There's a misconception on the word "weight" used in our daily lives and "weight" in physics. In physics weight is in newtons and in normal situation we use weight as in kilograms, rather than saying mass.

  11. rutvi
    • 3 years ago
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    @sam i very well know the difference between weight nd mass in physics nd day to day life also...thats y i m telling that 50kgm/s is a very absurd weight of a grown person

  12. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes and its kg m/s^2 :D

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