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A large rock sits\it{sits} on your toe. Which of the concepts is most important in determining how much it hurts? (A)(A) The mass of the rock. (B)(B) The weight of the rock. (C)(C) Both the mass and the weight of the rock are impor- tant. (D)(D) Either the mass or the weight, as the two are related by a single multiplicative constant gg.

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To determine how much it hurts when a rock sits\textit{sits} on your toe, it will be determined by how much force is exerted by the rock on your toe. The weight\textbf{weight} of the rock can be determined by multiplying the mass\textbf{mass} of the rock to the acceleration due to the gravity of the Earth or gg.

Thus, both the mass and the weight of the rock are important in determining how much it hurts when a large rock sits\textit{sits} on your toe.

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