Physics Review QuestionUnit:
MechanicsYear:
1996 Question#:
11Question:
The weight of an apple is closest to(1
) 10^{-2} N(2
) 10^{0} N(3
) 10^{2} N(4
) 10^{4} NWhat is this question really asking?
Explanation by: Megan C. [ Return to question menu
]Answer 1
10 ^{-2} NINCORRECT 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
10 ^{0} NewtonsCORRECT 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
10 ^{2} NewtonsINCORRECT 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
10 ^{4} NewtonsINCORRECT 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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