Posted by Lila on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:15pm.
If you stood atop a ladder that was so tall that you were twice as far from Earth's center, how would your weight compare with its present value?

Physics  Steve, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:22am
since F ∝ 1/r^2, 1/(2r)^2 = 1/4 * 1/r^2, so the pull would be 1/4 as much.
Of course, that ignores the tremendous torque on the ladder caused by the earth's spin! :)
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