• anonymous
the weight of W of an object on the moon varies directly as the weight E on earth a person who weighs 163lbs on earth weighs 32.6lb on the moon how much would a 142lb person weigh on the moon?
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  • anonymous
set up a proportion 163/32.6=142/x solve for x.
  • amistre64
Mw = k * Ew 32.6 = k 163 k = 32.6/163 = 2/10 = 1/5 Mw = 1/5 Ew Mw = 1/5 142 Mw = 28.4 lbs
  • anonymous
thanks i stepped away for awhile

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