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# How many kilograms would a 16 pound bowling ball weigh on the surface of the planet of Venus?

Question #94409. Asked by rxbigdawg. (Apr 08 08 6:20 PM)

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7.2575 kg, the same as on earth.

Pounds, like kilograms are a unit of mass, not weight (that's in Newton).
The mass of the bowling ball doesn't change when it is transported to venus, so it stays at 7.2575 kg

However, the surface gravity of venus is 0.904 g (90% of earth's gravity). If you transport the scales with which you weighed the bowling ball to venus as well, those scales would show the bowling ball to be 0.904*7.2575=6.5608 kg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_%28mass%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus

 Apr 08 08, 6:40 PM

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