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An 80kg astronaut standing on a set of weight scales experiences a force of 5g. What do the scales read??
 

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It reads 5 kg since scales basically show the force divided by 9.8.

EDIT: idk about this answer since it was a while ago but I think the direction of the force matters...
 
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Incorrect answer...but hopefully you have found that out by now?

the correct answer is that the scales will read 400 kg.
 

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