## Suppose you are talking by interplanetary telephone to your friend, who lives on the Moon. He tells you that he has just won a newton of gol

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Suppose you are talking by interplanetary telephone to your friend, who lives on the Moon. He tells you that he has just won a newton of gold in a contest. Excitedly, you tell him that you entered the Earth version of the same contest and also won a newton of gold! Who is richer?

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5 months 2021-08-25T08:05:04+00:00 1 Answers 77 views 0

The friend on moon will be richer.

Explanation:

We must calculate the mass of gold won by each person, to tell who is richer. For that purpose we will use the following formula:

W = mg

m = W/g

where,

m = mass of gold

W = weight of gold

g = acceleration due to gravity on that planet

FOR FRIEND ON MOON:

W = 1 N

g = 1.625 m/s²

Therefore,

m = (1 N)/(1.625 m/s²)

m(moon) = 0.6 kg

FOR ME ON EARTH:

W = 1 N

g = 9.8 m/s²

Therefore,

m = (1 N)/(9.8 m/s²)

m(earth) = 0.1 kg

Since, the mass of gold on moon is greater than the mass of moon on earth.

Therefore, the friend on moon will be richer.