# Find the force weight of a 100 newton dog?

I don’t understand and I can’t find anybody who has answered this question and could show their work to explain it. If you could help that would be great, thanks!

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- ob1knobLv 79 months ago
100 N

"Weight" is a kind of force: it's the force gravity exerts on a mass.

The unit of force is the Newton (symbol "N")

If your dog weighs 100 N, his weight is 100 N!

Some people still mix up force (N) and mass (g, kg) units. It's not a big deal if you compare only things on planet Earth.

If your dog weighs 100 N on Earth, that means his mass is 10.2 kg (like a cocker spaniel).

If your teacher mentioned another planet, the weight of the same mass might be different, but on Earth, it's 100 N.

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- az_lenderLv 79 months ago
The weight is 100 newtons, but maybe they want it converted to pounds-force? That would be around 22.5 lbf.

- ob1knobLv 79 months agoReport
I don't think a science teacher would expect something like "lbf".

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- billrussell42Lv 79 months ago
Find the force weight of a 100 newton dog?

the weight is 100 N

the force the dog exerts on the ground is 100 N

"force weight" is not a term commonly seen, what exactly do you mean by it ?

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"he speaks English" which implies English is not his native language. Which explains his awkward use of words. I think he means "weight" and the answer is 100 N.

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