It's 2:30 AM and I'm doing some Physics online, and I can't wrap my brain around the this question:

Specifically, I don't understand what the force as a multiple of the capsule's weight is. I've tried a long list of nonsensical answers, all of which fail.

Some of the ones I tried are:
Note: Fn = Force in Newtons, Fg = G-Force, g = gravity, w = weight
Fn/w
Fn/g
Fn/Fg

None of them work! (which sort of makes sense in my head...)

If you're curious, here is the problem as it is presented:

I've solved all the other problems relating to the g-force upon impacting, the acceleration of the capsule during the crash, and the force in newtons of the crash. Also, the length of time in which the crash occurred. I just have no idea of what solving as a multiple of the capsule's weight means.

So maintaining that F is force in Newtons that the capsule exerted on the earth (using Newton's 3rd law, I assume the earth is exerting the same force back on the capsule) and that W is the weight of the capsule in newtons:

F/W * W = F?

I still am not understanding (And I'm feeling particularly dense at the moment), could you maybe explain it again? Thanks.

Suppose the wt of the capsule is W=100 N and the force F which you have to find is 200 N, then how will you express the force F in terms of W? How many times of W is F? Just think for a second.

Okay, so here is what I have
The force in newtons that the capsule exerts on the earth is 9.7 * 10^5 Newtons. - Note that this is the effect of the capsule on the earth, and the question is about the force of the earth on the capsule, using Newton's third law, I assume they are the same. So, as I proceed using your idea that F/W = Answer.

I take 9.7 * 10^5 Newtons divided by the weight of the capsule,( 210kg * 9.8(gravity) = 21.43 newtons) = 45263.65 --- This isn't the answer.

Your example is as the following
W= 100N
F = 200N
Your question is How many times of W is F? 2 Right?!
Then shouldn't the above be the right answer? (it isn't according to this online physics program).

I'm honestly trying to think, but man I'm feeling frustrated! Thank you for your help thus far, I'm sure I'll get it.

Woops - I don't know how I didn't even catch that mistake.

None the less I got the answer of 470 times the weight of the capsule for my answer as well - which is the same answer as the "g force" of the capsule on the earth - which isn't the answer either (according to the physics program).