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Asked by  | 14th Oct, 2009, 10:05: PM

Expert Answer:

Acceleration due to gravity on any planet with mass M and radius R = GM/R2

gearth =  GMearth/Rearth2

gplanet = GMplanet/Rplanet2

gplanet /gearth = (GMplanet/Rplanet2)/(GMearth/Rearth2)

 gplanet /gearth = (Mplanet/Mearth)(Rearth/Rplanet)2

 gplanet = (9.8)(1/2)(6)2 =  176.4 m/s2

Weight on the planet = (10)(176.4) = 1764 N.

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Answered by  | 16th Oct, 2009, 08:24: PM

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