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F_{Earth}and F_{Moon}for a mass m and solve for the distance.

Thanks for your reply. This was meant to be a straight forward answer without any calculation.

Since the gravity of the moon is 1/6 that of Earth , does it follow that the distance where there is no gravity on the object is 1/6 the distance between moon and Earth, starting off from the moon?

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I think you really do need to set up an equation using the equation for gravitational force. At least, I can't imagine solving it any other way.

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surfacegravity of the Earth vs. thesurfacegravity of the moon. It is not applicable everywhere in space.

I think you really do need to set up an equation using the equation for gravitational force. At least, I can't imagine solving it any other way.

Thanks for you answer. I did as you both suggested. The final answer is 1/10 the total distance starting from the centre of the moon.

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