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**1. Homework Statement :**

The center of a 1.00 km diameter spherical pocket of oil is 1.20 km beneath the Earth's surface. Estimate by what percentage g directly above the pocket of oil would differ from the expected value of g for a uniform Earth? Assume the density of oil is 8.0*10^2 (kg/m^3).

Delta(g)/g=

The center of a 1.00 km diameter spherical pocket of oil is 1.20 km beneath the Earth's surface. Estimate by what percentage g directly above the pocket of oil would differ from the expected value of g for a uniform Earth? Assume the density of oil is 8.0*10^2 (kg/m^3).

Delta(g)/g=

**2. Homework Equations**

g=GM/r

g=GM/r

^{2}D=m/v

**3. The Attempt at a Solution :**

Well I calculated that the pocket of oil is 0.7km beneath the earth. And using density=mass/volume to get the M and plugged it into the gravity equation. And subtracted it from 9.8 and then divided by 9.8. The answer is neglegable since they want me to answer using 2 sigfigs. So I am kind of lost, what do I need to do?

Well I calculated that the pocket of oil is 0.7km beneath the earth. And using density=mass/volume to get the M and plugged it into the gravity equation. And subtracted it from 9.8 and then divided by 9.8. The answer is neglegable since they want me to answer using 2 sigfigs. So I am kind of lost, what do I need to do?