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You Find Your Mass to Be 42 Kg on a Weighing Machine. is Your Mass More Or Less than 42 Kg? - Science

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You find your mass to be 42 kg on a weighing machine. Is your mass more or less than 42 kg?

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Solution

When you weigh your body, an upward force acts on it. This upward force is the buoyant force. As a result, the body gets pushed slightly upwards, causing the weighing machine to show a reading less than the actual value.

Concept: Archimedes' Principle
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NCERT Class 9 Science
Chapter 10 Gravitation
Q 1 | Page 142

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