SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 410: Answer and Explanation
1. A person who normally weighs 900N at sea level climbs to the top of Mt. Everest. While on top of Mt. Everest that person will weigh
B. approximately 900N.
C. considerably less than 900N but more than zero.
D. considerably more than 900N.
E. Need more information.
Correct Answer: B
The correct answer is (B). Although the person has moved further from the center of the earth, that person now has the additional mass of Mt. Everest under him.