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What is meant by the following statement?

Weight of an object on Earth is 98 N


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Earth exerts a gravitational pull of 98 N on the object

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Earth exerts a magnetic pull of 98 N on the object

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Earth exerts an electrostatic pull of 98 N on the object

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Earth pushes the object away from itself with a force of 98 N

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Solution

The correct option is A

Earth exerts a gravitational pull of 98 N on the object


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


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