Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 2 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 20

Answer

The support force exerted on you by the scale is upward, of the same magnitude (and the opposite direction) as your weight.

Work Step by Step

The net force on you is zero because you are at rest, in mechanical equilibrium.
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