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Gravitational force on the surface of the moon is only 1/6 as strong as gravitational force on the Earth. What is the weight in newtons of a 10 kg object on the moon and on the Earth?

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Weight of an object on the moon = 1 / 6 × Weight of an object on the Earth 


Weight = Mass × Acceleration 

Acceleration due to gravity, g = 9.8 m/s2 

Therefore, weight of a 10 kg object on the Earth = 10 × 9.8 = 98 N 

And, weight of the same object on the moon = 1 / 6 × 98 = 16.3 N 

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