## College Physics (7th Edition)

(b) Weight of the object on the moon is $\frac{1}{6}$ times the weight of the object on the earth. It is so because the acceleration due to gravity of the moon is $\frac{1}{6}$ times the acceleration due to gravity of the earth and weight is defined as $W=mg$. $W_{Moon}=\frac{W_{Earth}}{6}=\frac{6.0\,kg\times9.80\,m/s^{2}}{6}=9.8\,N$