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    Conservation of Energy Observed When Jumping on Bathroom Scales

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    If you stand on a bathroom scale, the spring inside the scale compresses 0.50 mm, and it tells you your weight is 665 N. Now if you jump on the scale from a height of 1.3 m, what does the scale read at its peak?

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    F = K*x = W = 665 N; x = 0.5 mm

    K = 665 N/o.5 mm = 1330*10^3 ...

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    The solution displays the calculations necessary to solve the problem of what weight a set of bathroom scales would display when you jumped on them versus just standing on them normally in a clear, concise manner.

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