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    Default The weight of an object on the moon varies directly as the weight of the object on...



    ...Earth.? If an object that weighs 150 lbs on Earth weighs 25 lbs on the moon, how much does an object that weighs 306 lbs on Earth weigh on the moon?

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    51 lbs
    set up a proportion

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    The acceleration of gravity on the Moon is constant and about 1/6 of the Earth's value. Then the weight of any object on the Moon is always 1/6 of its value on Earth's surface.

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    What they said. Gravity on the moon is 1/6 that of earth. Therefore, the same mass will have 1/6 as strong an attraction to the moon. Hence, it weighs 1/6 as much. True for any mass.

 

 

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