Peggy G.

asked • 12/14/17

Word Problem

The gravitational force, F, between an object and the Earth is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the object and the center of the Earth. If an astronaut weighs 209 pounds on the surface of the Earth, what will this astronaut weigh 4300 miles above the Earth? Assume that the radius of the Earth is 4000 miles. (Round off your answer to 1
decimal place.)

1 Expert Answer


Chris M. answered • 12/14/17

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