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An object has a mass of 12kg. On Planet A, the object weighs 117.6 N. Is the force of gravity on Planet A equal to, less than or greater than the force of gravity on Earth?

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karla519

Well I don't know ! Let's work it out:        Weight = (mass) x (local acceleration of gravity)          117.6 N  =  (12 kg) x (gravity)          Gravity on Planet A  =  (117.6 N) / (12 kg)                                        =      9.8 m/s²  exactly The gravity on Planet-A is so close to Earth gravity that nobody could ever tell the difference without making sensitive measurements. They are essentially equal.

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