# Physics

Should a veterinarian be skeptical if someone said that her adult collie weighed 40.0N ?

Should a nurse question a medical chart which showed that an average-looking patient had a mass of 200kg ?

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1. On earth that 40 N weight would correspond to about m = W/g = 40/10 = 4 kilograms of mass which is around 8 pounds. This collie is actually a toy poodle.

200 kg ? That is about 450 pounds weight on earth which means the average patient stepped on the scale with her husband and brother in law.

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posted by Damon

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