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An object with a mass of 10 kg measured on Earth is taken to the Moon. What is mass of the object on the Moon's surface if the acceleration due to gravity on Moon is one-sixth of that on Earth?

1 Answer
Sep 19, 2016


This is a sneaky question, and the examiner is trying to trick you. Mass is invariant, and is a measure of the amount of matter something contains.


A mass of #10*kg# on Earth will also have a mass of #10*kg# on the moon. These masses will have different weights; the weight on the Moon will be #1/6# the weight on Earth.