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What is meant by the following statement?
"Weight of an object on Earth is 98 N."


  1. Earth pushes the object away from itself with a force of 98N
  2. Earth exerts a gravitational pull of 98N on the object
  3. Earth exerts a magnetic pull of 98N on the object
  4. Earth exerts a electrostatic pull of 98N on the object


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The correct option is B Earth exerts a gravitational pull of 98N on the object

Weight is the force with which the Earth pulls an object towards itself due to the gravitational force. The given statement means that Earth attracts a body of mass 10 kg towards itself with a force of 98 N.

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