Chapter 9

NCERT
Class 9
Science
Solutions
12. Gravitational force on the surface of the moon is only 1/6 as strong gravitational force on the earth. What is the weight in newtons of a 10 kg object on the moon and on the earth ?

Question:

Gravitational force on the surface of the moon is only 1/6 as strong gravitational force on the earth. What is the weight in newtons of a 10 kg object on the moon and on the earth ?

Answer:

Weight on the earth = mg

= 10 x 9.8

= 98 N

Weight on the moon = 1/6 mg

= 1/6 x 10 x 9.8

= 16.33 N

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