If I weighed 60kg on earth how much would I weigh on Venus?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Venus is approximately the same size as Earth but its mass is about 81% of Earth's.

The conversion factor for weight on Earth to weight on Venus is approximately .91.

Thus you would "weigh" `60*.91~~54.6"kg"`

Note that kilograms are the units for mass -- your mass would not change in going from Earth to Venus. However your weight, the force exerted, changes since Venus has less mass than Earth and thus pulls on your body with a weaker force. The amount of force can be calculated using Newton's law of gravitation -- the force is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two objects and directly proportional to the product of their masses where the constant of proportionality is the universal gravitational constant.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team