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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A bag of sugar weighs 5.00 lb on Earth. What would it weigh in newtons on the Moon, where the free-fall acceleration is one-sixth that on Earth? Repeat for Jupiter, where g is 2.64 times that on Earth. Find the mass of the bag of sugar in kilograms at each of the three locations.

Section 1:

To determine
The weight of the sugar bag on Earth.

Explanation

Given info: The mass of the sugar bag is 5.00 lb. Acceleration due to gravity on the moon is one-sixth of that on the Earth. The acceleration due to gravity on Jupiter is 2.64 times that on the Earth.

The formula for the weight of the sugar bag is,

W=mg

  • m is the mass of the sugar bag.
  • g is the acceleration due to gravity at the location.

Substitute 5.00 lb for m and 4.448Nlb1 for ge to find We

Section 2:

To determine
The weight of the sugar bag on the moon.

Section 3:

To determine
The weight of the sugar bag on Jupiter.

Section 4:

To determine
The mass of the sugar bag on the Earth, moon, and Jupiter.

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