# You are applying force on the pan of single pan weighing balance and the pointer points to 100 g. What is the force in newtons applied by you?

## Assuming you are on Earth.

Sep 22, 2017

You are applying a force of 0.98 N.

#### Explanation:

You are applying a force that, to the weighing balance, is as if there were a 100g mass in the pan. The hypothetical 100g mass would apply its weight of
$w e i g h t = m \cdot g = 0.1 k g \cdot 9.8 \frac{m}{s} ^ 2 = 0.98 N$

So you are applying a force of 0.98 N.

I hope this helps,
Steve