# Convert newtons to kilograms

The mass of a pet turtle that weighs 10N is how much in kg's?

 kp2171 Posts: 5,386, Reputation: 8183 Uber Member #2 Sep 11, 2006, 11:53 AM
we won't do your homework for you

use the formula F = m*a

"a" here is the acceleration due to gravity.

there are tons of examples in books and you should have some in your class notes.

Konnect2 (Sep 11, 2006 05:04 PM): There is always a" Adam Henry" in the background, no one was asked to do any ones homework, it was a simple question. I guess it was to complicated for you all with more than one brain.   Source:
 colbtech Posts: 734, Reputation: 331 Senior Member #3 Sep 11, 2006, 11:57 AM
Thoroughly agree. A little bit of research on the internet will give you the answer. Try looking for "newton's to kilogram conversion" or if that doesn't help. Something a little more basic like "online conversions".
 kp2171 Posts: 5,386, Reputation: 8183 Uber Member #4 Sep 11, 2006, 05:49 PM
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 Originally Posted by Konnect2 Konnect2 disagrees: There is always a" Adam Henry" in the background, no one was asked to do any ones homework, it was a simple question. I guess it was to complicated for you all with more than one brain.
ah... too complicated for us with more than one brain... actually, the problem is simple enough that anyone with a basic understanding of how to manipulate math and dimensional analysis should be able to do it. Those unfamiliar with the formula might not know where to start. Those asking about the formula or a problem needing said formula USUALLY are in a class... hence my terribly mistaken assumption that you might need this for a class.

we have a history here of helping people who post questions and are legitimately trying the problems... as in posting their answers or explaining where they are failing to understand. You know... they are trying to understand. That little thing called learning. I suppose I'm wasting my breath here.

if you spent ANY time here you would have seen that every day there are requests, just like yours, for questions that people dont just ask out of the blue most days. Most of the time, they are clearly homework... your post is one of those questions. Don't know about you, but most people do not own a scale that reads in newtons. Maybe you are just that special. Oh... wait... I am wrong... there was that one person who came in off the street who wanted to know about the different spacial structural conformations of meth, so that she could argue to get her son less jail time... but I doubt that turtles have anything to do with meth so maybe I'm just wrong, judgemental and jaded.

if F=MA then you can rearrange to get M=F/A. plug in the numbers and *poof* you have the magic weight of your beloved turtle. SECOND big hint of the day... A = the acceleration due to gravity... a constant that can be looked up. But that might require you to do some work.

good luck and best wishes to your turtle.
 colbtech Posts: 734, Reputation: 331 Senior Member #5 Sep 12, 2006, 01:30 AM
Nicely put kp... personally I don't mind doing other peoples home work. It adds to my education rather than theirs. Although having just zoomed past my 50th birthday, I would much rather be working in my garden or down the pub with a few mates.

I wish the internet had been around in its current form when I was a lad. (Electric and cars had been going for some time by then, but telephone communications on the island was still in its infancy compared to today)

Bring on more questions... it's fun learning (something I didn't appreciate as a kid)
 kp2171 Posts: 5,386, Reputation: 8183 Uber Member #6 Sep 12, 2006, 07:52 AM
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 Originally Posted by colbtech Nicely put kp.....personally I don't mind doing other peoples home work. It adds to my education rather than theirs. Although having just zoomed past my 50th birthday, I would much rather be working in my garden or down the pub with a few mates. I wish the internet had been around in its current form when I was a lad. (Electric and cars had been going for some time by then, but telephone communications on the island was still in its infancy compared to today) Bring on more questions...it's fun learning (something I didn't appreciate as a kid)
I don't mind helping either... "help" being the important word there... the first posts I made regularly at AMHD were usually in the chemistry and physical sciences sections... and with a formula so simple, I imagine just providing the answer could have been done.

But in the last week I've seen more blatant requests for what is clearly the answer to a homework assignment, and very few of them even tried to solve the problems. Never has a buddy of mine leaned over during the game and asked "so using the henderson-hasselbach equation, what is the pH of a solution bearing 0.5M sodium acetate and 0.25 acetic acid given the pKa of 4.8?"

And yeah... its pretty amazing what we take for granted today with the knowledge base that is out there in the net. I still go to the library from time to time, but if I need to research what photo scanner has the best ratings, or if I need to see if a flight to the airport is scheduled on time, or if I need to look up the symptoms of erythopoietic porphyria, the internet has become an invaluable tool.
 xo-live-laugh-love-xo Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #7 Apr 30, 2007, 03:11 PM
How many kg = a N?
 colbtech Posts: 734, Reputation: 331 Senior Member #8 May 1, 2007, 12:54 AM
As above... {A little bit of research on the internet will give you the answer. Try looking for "newton's to kilogram conversion" or if that doesn't help. Something a little more basic like "online conversions".}
 meganmallin Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #9 Nov 26, 2007, 10:29 AM
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Konnect2 The mass of a pet turtle that weighs 10N is how much in kg's?
1 Newton(N)
 ROLCAM Posts: 1,437, Reputation: 250 Ultra Member #10 Jan 26, 2009, 06:20 PM

One newton (on Earth surface) is equal to:-

kilogram
0.1019716

10N = 1.019716 Kilograms

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