Physics Review Question

Unit: Mechanics
Year: 1996 Question#: 11
Question: The weight of an apple is closest to

(1 ) 10-2 N
(2 ) 100 N
(3 ) 102 N
(4 ) 104 N

What is this question really asking?

Explanation by: Megan C.

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Answer 1
10-2 N


0.01 newtons is not close to the weight of an apple. This is more lioke the weight of a paperclip.. return to top

Answer 2
100 Newtons


1 newton is closest to the weight of an apple. Gravity times the mass of an apple should equal close to 1 newton. return to top

Answer 3
102 Newtons


100 Newtons is the weight of about 10 kg of mass. The mass of an apple is not close to 10 kg. 100N is more like the weight of a car tire. return to top

Answer 4
104 Newtons


10,000 Newtons is equal to about 1000 kg. The mass of an apple is not 1000 kg. 10,000 N is more like the weight of a small car. return to top

What's this question really asking?

Can you ballpark the wieght of an object in Newtons? return to top

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