Unformatted text preview: g e and g m on the Earth and the Moon, respectively, the ratio of the astronaut’s weight on Earth, W e , to that on the Moon, W m , is W e W m = Mg e Mg m = g e g m Given that there are 14 pounds in a stone, and that g e = 6 g m , there follows, W e = 6 W m = 6(2 stone) w 14 lb stone W = 168 lb Hence, the astronaut weighs 168 pounds on Earth....
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course AME 301 taught by Professor Shiflett during the Spring '06 term at USC.
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