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If you were three times as far from the center of Earth as you are now the pull of Earths gravity on you would be what?
June 15, 2015 2:48AM
The forces of gravity between two objects fall off as the square of the distance between them.
If you were three times as far from the center of the Earth as you are now,
then the forces of gravity between you and the Earth would be
1 / (3^2) = 1/9 of what they are now.
Putting it simply, your weight would be 1/9 of what it is down here on the surface.