1) The mass of the moon is 1/100 times and its radius 1/4 times that of earth. As a result, the gravitational attraction on the moon is about one-sixth when compared to earth. Hence, the weight of an object on the moon is 1/6th of its weight on the earth.
2) To find the weight on the moon,
- First find the mass of the object to get weight on earth by dividing the earth’s force of gravity, which is 9.81m/s2.
- Now we can find the weight by multiplying it by the gravitational force. The moon has a gravitational force of 1.622m/s2, we multiply the object’s mass by this quantity to calculate an object’s weight on the moon.