Suppose the astronaut has a weight on Earth of 190 lbs and is wearing a space suit that weighs an additional 180 lbs on Earth. What is the y-component of the force in newtons on the astronaut and his space suit during a jump on the Moon? Show your calculation. Does the force act upward or downward?
I'm not sure how to address this problem- I know that the net force= mass X acceleration. Is the y component of the force that they're asking for the same as the net force?