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Gravitational and Inertial Mass

APPH12-XL7JLE

Which of the following statements regarding the inertial mass and the gravitational mass of an object is true?

A

The gravitational mass of the object on the moon is less than the inertial mass of the object on Earth.

B

When the mass is in an elevator that is accelerating upward, the inertial mass is greater than the gravitational mass.

C

The gravitational mass and the inertial mass of an object are only equal when the object is stationary or moving at a constant non-zero velocity.

D

The gravitational mass and the inertial mass of an object must always be equal.