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How high above the earth’s surface would you have to be before your weight would be only 0.6 its current value?

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    Use the inverse square law.

    (Re/R)^2 = 0.6

    R is measured from the center of the Earth and Re is the earth's radius.

    Solve for R, and then R - Re will be the distance above the surface

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