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Posted by **Ruth** on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:05pm.

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**Steve**, Friday, September 30, 2011 at 5:51amW on earth is GmM/r^2

W elsewhere = Gm(3M)/(2r)^2 = GmM/r^2 * 3/4 = 160*3/4 = 120lbs

So, even though the planet is more massive (linear), its radius has a larger (quadratic) effect on the weight.

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