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4. The planet Jupiter has an acceleration due to gravity that is approximately 2.4...

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caveman111 | Honors

Posted April 24, 2013 at 3:01 AM via web

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4. The planet Jupiter has an acceleration due to gravity that is approximately 2.4 times as much as the earth (23.2m/s^2). Which of these statements is true regarding if you were to travel to Jupiter and land on its surface?
A) Your mass would increase by a factor of 2.4

B) Your mass would decrease by a factor of 2.4

C) Your weight would increase by a factor of 2.4

D) Your weight would decrease by a factor of 2.4

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pramodpandey | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 24, 2013 at 8:44 AM (Answer #1)

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C .  Correct answer.

mass is inertia of the body. So it will remains constant or same.

Weight is force and defined as mg, m -mass of the body , g acceleration due to gravity of the planet.

Let  acceleration due to gravity on the earth be g m/sec^2

so acceleration due to gravity on Jupiter = 2.4g m/sec^2

weight on earth= mg

weight on Jupitor= m(2.4g)

 

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