2 2 2 2 2 5 An astronaut brings an Atwood Machine to the Moon where the force

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222225. An astronaut brings an Atwood Machine to the Moon, where the force of gravity is only one sixth of its strength on Earth. She placesa 2.0 kg mass on one end of the rope, and a 3.0 kg mass on the other end of the rope. What will the astronaut observe when shereleases the masses?A.The masses will accelerate faster than they would on Earth.B.The masses will accelerate more slowly than they would on Earth.C.The measured acceleration will be exactly the same as on Earth.D.There will be zero acceleration of the masses on the Moon.Explanation: The acceleration of the objects depends on the weight difference divided by the combined mass of the two objects.On the Moon, the combined mass will be exactly the same as on Earth. However, since the weight of each mass will be muchsmaller on the Moon, the difference in weights will be smaller as well, only one-sixth of its value on Earth. According to Newton'ssecond law, . If the force () is much smaller on the moon and the total mass () is the same, the acceleration willbe smaller as well.Correct Answer: B. The masses will accelerate more slowly than they would on Earth.
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