The mass and weight of an object on earth are 5 kg and 49 N respectively. What will be their values on the moon? Assume that the acceleration due to gravity on the moon is 1/6th of that on the earth - Science and Technology 1

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The mass and weight of an object on earth are 5 kg and 49 N respectively. What will be their values on the moon? Assume that the acceleration due to gravity on the moon is 1/6th of that on the earth

Solution

Given: Mass on earth (me) = 5 kg, weight on earth (We) = 49 N,

acceleration due to gravity on moon (gm) = 9.8/6 m/s2 = 1.63 m/s2

To find: Mass (mm), weight (Wm) on moon

Formula: Wm = mmgm

Calculation: The mass of the object is independent of gravity and remains unchanged i.e., 5 kg.

From formula,

Wm = 5 × 1.63

∴ Wm = 8.15 N

On moon, the mass of the object is 5 kg and the weight is 8.15 N.

Concept: Free Fall
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