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## Since astronauts in orbit are apparently weightless, a clever method of measuring their masses is needed to monitor their mass gains or loss

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Since astronauts in orbit are apparently weightless, a clever method of measuring their masses is needed to monitor their mass gains or losses to adjust diets. One way to do this is to exert a known force on an astronaut and measure the acceleration produced. Suppose a net external force of magnitude 52.0 N is exerted and the magnitude of the astronaut’s acceleration is measured to be 0.936 m/s2. Calculate her mass.

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Answer:55.56kg

Explanation:Given:

F= 52N

a=0.936m/s²

Applyinc Newton’s second law, that states: force is equal to mass times acceleration.

F = ma

m=F/a =>52 / 0.936

m=55.56kg