If an object has a weight of 100 N on the moon, what is the weight of the object on Earth?

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Weight is determined by multiplying the mass of an object in kilograms times the acceleration due to gravity.

      W = m x g

 W = weight in Newtons

 m = mass in kg

 g = acceleration due to gravity in m/`~s^2`

Step 1: Determine the mass of...

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Weight is determined by multiplying the mass of an object in kilograms times the acceleration due to gravity.

      W = m x g

 W = weight in Newtons

 m = mass in kg

 g = acceleration due to gravity in m/`~s^2`

Step 1: Determine the mass of the object.

The acceleration due to gravity on the moon is equal to: 1.622 m/`~s^2` .

The weight on the moon is equal to: 100 N

Plugging these values into the formula for weight enables us to calculate the mass of the object in kilograms.

   100 N = mass x 1.622

   mass = 100/1.622  = 61.7 kg

Step 2: Determine the weight of the object on Earth.

The acceleration due to gravity on Earth is equal to: 9.8 m/`~s^2` .

The mass of the object on Earth will be the same as the mass of the object on the moon: 61.7 kg

Plugging these values into the formula for weight enables us to calculate the weight of the object on Earth.

   weight = 61.7 x 9.8 = 605 N

 

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