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Q & A: Weight and Force

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
does force has weight?
- jasmine (age 11)
A:
Jasmine,
Weight IS a force. When a person weighs themselves on a scale, the weight that the scale shows is the force that the person is pushing against it due to gravity.
There are many kinds of forces, but weight is the kind of force that gravity causes on a person or object.

I hope this answers your question.

math dan

(published on 10/22/2007)

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