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michaelafarley
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The force of gravity acting on a child's mass on earth is 490 newtons. Whats the child's mass? A. 206 kg B. 800 kg C. 50 kg D. 4802 kg

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SelmaHanington942

Force of gravity on an object is the weight of the object and is given by mass times accerelation due to gravity. The accerelation due to gravity is the accerelation of an object in free fall and is given by 9.8m/s^2. Given that the force of gravity acting on a child's mass on earth is 490 newtns, i.e. F = mg which means that 490 newtons = 9.8 times mass. Therefore, mass of the child is 490 / 9.8 = 50 kg.

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