## a bag of sugar is found to have the same weight on planet earth as an identical bag of dry sawdust on planet Jupiter explain why the masses

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a bag of sugar is found to have the same weight on planet earth as an identical bag of dry sawdust on planet Jupiter explain why the masses of the two bags must be different ​

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2 months 2021-07-29T18:47:06+00:00 1 Answers 9 views 0

Because Jupiter is a much larger planet than Earth, its gravitational pull is 240% stronger than that of earth. This is why sawdust, which is lighter than its equivalent measure of sugar would weigh more on Jupiter.

Explanation:

Let’s assume that a type of bag can contain 50 kilograms of sugar. If that same bag was filled up with sawdust instead, it would weigh far less than 50Kg.

If that bag of sawdust, on earth weighed 35Kg for instance, on Jupiter, the new weight would be:

35Kg x 2.4 = 84Kg

Put differently, Jupiter simply has a stronger gravitational pull than earth. This extra pull is attributed to its size.

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