An object has a mass of 5.5 kilograms. What is its weight in newtons?

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Mar 23, 2018

Answer:

Well, on what planet is it on? What gravitational force is being exerted on it?

Explanation:

It depends totally on the value of the gravitational acceleration, #g#.

On Earth, it is around #9.8 \ "m/s"^2#.

So, an object on Earth with a mass of #5.5 \ "kg"# would weigh #5.5 \ "kg"*9.8 \ "m/s"^2=53.9 \ "N"#.