Why, the weight of an object on moon is one-sixth of the weight of the same object on earth?

Asked by  | 19th Jan, 2014, 02:00: PM

Expert Answer:

Weight of on object = W = mg
 
Where g = acceleration due to gravity
 
The value of g varies from plae to place.
 
In order to calculate weight on earth we substitute 9.86 m/s^2 in the formula.
 
 

After substituting all the values, value of g on the surface of the moon approximately  comes out to be,
g = 1.63 m/s2
 
This value is approximately 1/6th of value of g of earth.
Therefore the weight of an object on moon is one - sixth of the weight of the same object on earth.

Answered by Komal Parmar | 19th Jan, 2014, 02:54: PM

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