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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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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