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anonymous
 5 years ago
The weight W of an object varies inversely as the square of the distance d from the center of the earth. At sea level (3978 mi from the center of the earth), an astronaut weights 122 lb. Find her weight when she is 186 mi above the surface of the earth and the spacecraft is not in motion.
Her weight is _ lb
anonymous
 5 years ago
The weight W of an object varies inversely as the square of the distance d from the center of the earth. At sea level (3978 mi from the center of the earth), an astronaut weights 122 lb. Find her weight when she is 186 mi above the surface of the earth and the spacecraft is not in motion. Her weight is _ lb

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amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so we are using 3978 as our earth center distance eh... some books use 4000

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0inversely proportional means that as one gets more, the other gets less. and we solve it with a fraction: y = 1/x is an inverse proportion

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0we also use a number "k" as a constant in the equation to even the two out, otherwise itsd just be nonesense

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0............this is deep

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0W = k/(d^2) 122 = k/(3978)^2 k = 122((3978)^2) k = 19,305,870,48

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol.... its in space, thats like the opposite of deep :)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0W = 19,305,870,48 // d^2 W = 19,305,870,48 // (3978+186)^2 W = 19,305,870,48 // 17,338,896 W = 111.344 lbs if I did it right

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is that a right or a wrong lol if its the same program as the other girl that was here; try 111.34

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i take that for a correct lol

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you that one more time?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0My friend Kelley is on here.......and has the same question, just different numbers

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I dont know..... the rules change with every iteration of doing the math so it could get tricky.......... ;)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Lol, she is pissed that you got it right for me

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hah!! its these big brains in this tiny little head lol

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hey, it seems to work.........ok hers is.....

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0her astronaut weights 130 lbs

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if I start throwing "pi" around like a clown, just shoot me!!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol ........wow....... math joke.

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is that the only difference in numbers? 130 lbs?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0One more thing her astronaut is 173 miles above the surface of the earth

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok.... let me crunch some numbers, do the hokey pokey and turn myself about.....

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What is the hokey pokey really IS what it's all about?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0W = k/(d^2) 130 = k/(3978)^2 k = 130((3978)^2) k = 2,057,182,920  W = 2,057,182,920 // d^2 W = 2,057,182,920 // (3978+173)^2 W = 2,057,182,920 // 17,230,801 W = 119.38986 lbs so I would put in... 119.39 as an answer if not, then 119.38

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0as a kid, it was either the hokey pokey are duck duck goose :)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0rock paper scissors hadnt been invented yet lol

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0She says youre awesome!

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now now... she only says it cause its true :)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or shes having a stroke....have her repeat the alphabet just to be sure ;)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0She couldnt do that anyways!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We only have like two weeks left.........

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0almost.........math class.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have one more............ o........wait......

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0type in a new post ;) that way more people can have a chance to help.... they are jealous of my fan count I just know it ;)
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