An object weighs 32 N. What is its mass if a gravitometer indicates that g = 8.25 m/sec^2?

May 26, 2018

$m \approx 3.878$Kg

Explanation:

By Newton's second law,
$F = m a$
Where, $F$= Force
$m$= mass of object
$a$= acceleration of the object

We write it also as,
$W = m g$
Where, $W$=weight
$m$= mass of object
$g$= acceleration due to gravity.

So, $W = m g$
$m = \frac{W}{g}$

$m = \frac{32}{8.25}$Kg

$m \approx 3.878$Kg