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## Why is the weight of an object on the Moon 1/6 th its weight on the Earth? - Physics Cbse class 11

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Answer:Let Mbe the mass of an object on the surface of the Earth. Let R

_{E}be the mass of the Earth and m_{E}be the radius of the Earth. According to the universal law of gravitation, weight W_{E}of the object on the surface of the Earth is given by,Let M

_{M }and R_{M}be the mass and radius of the Moon. Then, according to the universal law of gravitation, weight W_{M}of the same object on the surface of the Moon is given by:Therefore, weight of an object on the moon is (1/6)

^{th}of its weight on the Earth.Concept Note:Gravitational force of the moon is (1/6)^{th}that of the earth.Aparna-Dasgupta

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