# Weight on the Moon

Weight is the force acting on an object due to gravity. The weight of an object is defined as the force of gravity on the object and can be calculated as the mass times the acceleration due to gravity.

## Demo

In this tutorial you will learn how to calculate the weight of an object on the moon due to its force of gravity.

The equation is written like this:

${ \textit W} = {\text m \;} {\text x \;} {\text g}$

## Chilled practice question

Copy out the question and attempt to calculate the answer before watching the solution. Write down the equation and show all of your working, remember to add the units to your answer, this routine will guarantee you maximum marks in an exam. Mark your solution and correct if needed.

Calculate the weight of a flag pole on the moon, it has a mass of 5 Kg.

## Frozen practice question

Copy out the question and attempt to calculate the answer before watching the solution. Write down the equation and show all of your working, remember to add the units to your answer, this routine will guarantee you maximum marks in an exam. Mark your solution and correct if needed.

What is the mass of an oxygen cylinder on the moon if it has a weight of 4.8 N ?

## Science in context

Weight is the force acting on an object due to gravity.

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