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Apparent Weight

Weight of an object can be defined as how hard the gravity is acting to pull the object. Apparent weight can be said as the property of an object that tells how heavy the object is. Apparent weight of the object will differ from the weight of the object.

When a body rest on a weighing machine, the reading on the machine reflects the true weight of the body that is the gravitational force acting on the body. Consider a situation in which a body is placed on weighing machine and the machine is placed inside a lift. When the lift move upwards that is its acceleration is upwards, so the resultant force is also acting upwards. The machine shows reading sgreater than the actual reading since the resultant force becomes greater than the weight of the body and the body or the person feels heavier or its apparent weight is heavier while moving upwards.

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