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Reason of statemnt

  1. Mar 6, 2012 #1
    statement:
    body's weight newton on the surface of earth.Its weight one-earth's radius above the surface will be one-fourth weight.

    can you tell me the reason.. why???
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2012 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    This information on Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation should help you to answer your question:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

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