Physics Review Question

Unit: Mechanics
Year: 1990 Question#: 17
Question: Which is the most likely mass of a high school student?

(1 ) 1 kg
(2 ) 5 kg
(3 ) 60kg
(4 ) 250 kg

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Explanation by: Joe W. (no last names)

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Answer 1
1 kg

INCORRECT - because a small cat has a mass of approximately 1 kg.
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Answer 2

INCORRECT - because a medium sized dog has a mass of around 5kg.

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Answer 3
60 kg

CORRECT - because the other answers are either way too big or way too small.

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Answer 4
250 kg

INCORRECT- because if you think about it, a small car is around 1000kg. That would mean that the person is really .25 the mass of a car.

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What's this question really asking?

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