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If a man weighs 710 N on the Earth, what would he weigh on Jupiter, where the free-fall...

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If a man weighs 710 N on the Earth, what would he weigh on Jupiter, where the free-fall acceleration is 25.9 meters/second/second?

Mass and Weight:

Mass of an object is the amount of matter present in it. Mass of an object is same irrespective of it location.

Weight of an object on the other hand is the force with which earth (or any other planet) pulls it towards its center. Weight of an object changes from one place to another because acceleration due to gravity varies from place to place. Weight of an object is given by:

{eq}W = mg {/eq}

where:

  • m is the mass of the object
  • g is acceleration due to gravity

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Given data:

  • {eq}W = 710\ N {/eq} is the weight of the man on the Earth.
  • {eq}g_{jupiter} = 25.9\ m/s^2 {/eq} is the acceleration due to gravity on...

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