What is the weight of a man with a mass of 80 kg on Earth and the moon?

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Let us make sure we understand mass and weight are not the same thing.  80 kg of mass is not the same thing as 80 N of weight.  To calculate weight, we use Newton's 2nd Law of Motion, which gives us the formula "Force = mass x...

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