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    acceleration due to gravity question

    I have stuck on a physics question for the past few days it something like this:

    A astronaut is on the moon. Given that the astronauts weight on the moon is 1/8 of her weight on Earth, find the acceleration due to gravity on the moon.

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    Re: acceleration due to gravity question

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    I have stuck on a physics question for the past few days it something like this:

    A astronaut is on the moon. Given that the astronauts weight on the moon is 1/8 of her weight on Earth, find the acceleration due to gravity on the moon.

    Confused with this question need help
    On Earth, F = mg

    On the moon, F(moon) = F/8 = mg/8
    mg(moon) = mg(earth)/8
    g(moon) = 9.8/8
    = 1.225 ms^-2
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