Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 4 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 17

Answer

No, they are not necessarily equal. The weight of an object is directly proportional to its mass, but the two are not equal. In fact, they are measured in different units.

Work Step by Step

To cite another example, the amount of money that an hourly worker receives on a paycheck is directly proportional to the number of hours worked, but the two quantities are not equal. This is discussed on page 61.
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