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    The mass of the Moon is about 1/81 that of the Earth. If you were on the Moon you would weigh 1/6 of your Earth weight. Why do you weigh more than 1/81 of your Earth-weight?

    Huh? What? I thought it was asking why you'd weigh 1/6 of your Earth weight. But it turned around to say 1/81 of your Earth weight...?? Am I reading this right or can someone explain to me what it's actually asking?
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    The mass of the Moon is about 1/81 that of the Earth. If you were on the Moon you would weigh 1/6 of your Earth weight. Why do you weigh more than 1/81 of your Earth-weight?

    Huh? What? I thought it was asking why you'd weigh 1/6 of your Earth weight. But it turned around to say 1/81 of your Earth weight...?? Am I reading this right or can someone explain to me what it's actually asking?
    Don't think too hard, it's asking you why your weight doesn't follow the ratio between the masses.

    \dfrac{1}{6} > \dfrac{1}{81}
 
 
 
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