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The weight of an astronaut plus his space suit on the Moon

College Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9781938168000 | Authors: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs ISBN: 9781938168000 42

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Problem 13PE

The weight of an astronaut plus his space suit on the Moon is only 250 N. How much do they weigh on Earth? What is the mass on the Moon? On Earth?

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Problem 13PE

Solution 13 PE

Step 1 of 4 :

In this question, we need weight of astronaut plus his suit on Earth

In the second part, we need to find the mass of astronaut plus his suit on  moon

In third part, we need to find the mass of astronaut plus his suit on  Earth

Data given

Weight on moon

Step 2 of 4 :

We should know gravitational force on moon

        

Weight is given by

        

Rearranging to find mass

        

Substituting values we get

        

Hence we have obtained mass as  

Step 3 of 4

Chapter 4, Problem 13PE is Solved
Step 4 of 4

Textbook: College Physics
Edition: 1
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

College Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781938168000. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 13PE from chapter: 4 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 07/07/17, 04:39PM. This full solution covers the following key subjects: EARTH, moon, plus, astronaut, much. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 34 chapters, and 3125 solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: College Physics , edition: 1. The answer to “The weight of an astronaut plus his space suit on the Moon is only 250 N. How much do they weigh on Earth? What is the mass on the Moon? On Earth?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 32 words. Since the solution to 13PE from 4 chapter was answered, more than 309 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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