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At sea level 3978(mi from center of earth) an astronaut weighs 117lbs. Find the weight when it is 284 mi above surface of the earth & the spacecraft is not in motion.

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  1. jaersyn
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    can you provide a relevant equation maybe?

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  2. jaersyn
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    formula*

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  3. Courtney.soden
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    W=k/d^2

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  4. Courtney.soden
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    117=k/3978^2

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  5. Courtney.soden
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    k=1851464628

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    what is k?

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  7. jaersyn
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    w = work i presume?

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    shouldn't you use the universal gravitational formula for this problem? (haven't taken physics for a little)

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    w=weight

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  10. jaersyn
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    no, weight is just mass times gravity w=mg

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  11. Courtney.soden
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    I am asking for help from my professor this is what she is giving me

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  12. jaersyn
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    what's k in the formula

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  13. jaersyn
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    not the number, what does it stand for?

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  14. Courtney.soden
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    k=just a variable i think

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    ohhhhhhh

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  16. jaersyn
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    k = 1851464628

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    w = 1851464628/284^2

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    booya there ya'go i think

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  19. Courtney.soden
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    yess

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  20. jaersyn
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    4262^2*

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  21. Courtney.soden
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    I got 101.9

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    which was correct

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