# (a) What is the weight in newtons of a 120-lb person? (b) What is your weight in newtons?

### An Introduction to Physical Science

14th Edition
James Shipman + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079137

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### An Introduction to Physical Science

14th Edition
James Shipman + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079137
Chapter 3, Problem 9E
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## (a) What is the weight in newtons of a 120-lb person? (b) What is your weight in newtons?

(a)

To determine
Weight of the person.

### Explanation of Solution

Given info: Mass is 120Â lb .

Explanation:

The expression for weight of the person is,

W=mg

Here,

m is the mass

g is the acceleration due to gravity

Substitute 120Â lb for m and 9.8Â m/s2 for a .

W=120Â lb(0

(b)

To determine
Weight of the person.

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