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on earth, why does an object of large mass weigh more than an object of smaller mass?

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It weighs more on the earth. The moon is much less massive than earth, so it attracts objects with a smaller force.


This object has a weight on Earth of 67.5 pounds.


No, an example being an object weighing 200lbs on Earth would weigh 0 pounds in space. Weight is affected by gravity, mass remains constant.


Venus is slightly smaller than the earth and has less gravity, so we would weigh less on Venus than we do on Earth. To determine how much you would weigh on Venus you multiply your Earth weight by 0.9. On object of 100 pounds would weigh only 90 pounds on Venus.


The force of gravity is what gives objects weight. If you weigh yourself on Earth and then on the moon, you would weigh less on the moon right? This is because the moon has a smaller gravitational pull.


The weight of 42 pounds on earth would weigh 7 pounds on the moon.


Density has nothing to do with size. A given material will have the same density regardless of its size. A small object of a material with a high density can weigh as much as or more than a large object of a material with a low density.


Any object on the moon weighs 1/6th of what it weighs on Earth. For e.g., a 6kg object will weigh only 1kg on the moon.



No. Any object on the moon would weigh about a sixth of what it does on Earth.


Due to gravity, an object would weigh 3 times more on Earth than on Mercury, so the answer would be 75lbs


If you weighed 100lb on Pluto you would weigh approximately 1,493lb on Earth.


An object that weighs 10 pounds on earth would weigh about 1lb 10oz on the moon.


-The base area of the object (smaller base=more unstable) -The weight of the base of the object (weigh less=more unstable)


On all the planets with a greater mass than the earth an object would weigh more. All other things being equal.These are the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in our solar system.


A object weighing 120 pounds (54.4 kilograms) on Earth would weigh 19.9 pounds (9 kilograms) on the moon.


An object would weigh less on the Moon - about 6 times less - than the same object on the Earth.


the amount of gravity on earth versus the moon


An object that weighs 9 pounds on the moonwould weigh 55.1 pounds on earth.


Anytime you are in a place with less gravity, you or any object will weigh less. The force of gravity on the moon is much less than on Earth.


the moon is smaller than earth, thus it has less gravity


yes on any object. Everything has some gravitational force, but the World is so large, making the force strong. That is why you would be lighter on the moon. The moon is smaller therefore less gravity, therefore you weigh less since weight is the amount of gravity acting on the object.


Because Mars is less massive than the earth therefore gravity is "weaker". You would weigh about one third of what you weigh on earth. Because it is smaller, thus containing less gravity.


The mass of an object is the same wherever it may be. The weight of an object changes however. The weight of an object is the product of its mass times gravity. Gravity is greater on earth than it is on the moon, so an object will weigh more on earth.


Yes, weight is the force of gravity on an object. Which is why you would weigh less on the Moon. An object on the Moon will weigh only 16.6% of what they weigh on the Earth.