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Mini-Quiz: Confusion about Mass and Weight Units

by Ron Kurtus (14 September 2016)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. If someone says an object weighs 30 kg, what is its actual weight?

294 kg

30 N or 30 kg-force

3.06 newtons

2. What is the weight of an object of 2 slugs mass?

2 pounds

12 newtons

64 lbs

3. What is a reason most people don't use newtons for weight?

Most people can't relate to the term newtons

Because newtons denote mass

Some people just want to be different

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Try to do your best

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