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Why is the weight of an object on the moon 1/6th its weight on the earth?

Why is the weight of an object on the moon 1/6th its weight on the earth?

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5963 Points
one year ago
Dear Student

The weight of an object depends on ‘g’ acceleration due to gravity, and the value of ‘g’ on earth: and moon is not same.
g = GM/R^2

The mass and radius of the earth is more than the mass and radius of the moon.
As G whole Mn/R^2the weight of a body on the earth is 6 times more than the weight of a same body on moon.


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