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...

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 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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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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