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Problem: If you experience weightlessness, this means that:A. There is no net force acting on you.B. You are accelerating upward.C. Your apparent weight is zero.

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Weight/actual weight is the downward force exerted on an object by the earth's gravity.

Apparent weight is the upward force (normal/reaction force) exerted on the object to prevent it from falling.

According to Newton's second law, when there is no net force, the acceleration is zero. 

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If you experience weightlessness, this means that:

A. There is no net force acting on you.
B. You are accelerating upward.
C. Your apparent weight is zero.

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