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Many people mistakenly believe that the astronauts who orbit the Earth are "above gravity." Calculate g for space shuttle territory, 225 kilometers above the Earth's surface (dashed line in sketch). Earth's mass is 6 1024 kg, and its radius is 6.38 106 m (6380 km).

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    The value is g is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the center of the earth.

    The sea level g is therefpre reduced by a factor
    [6380/(6380+225)]^2 = 0.933

    That make it 9.15 m/s^2

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    Thank you so much for your help!!!

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    Hi I also have another question what would be the percentage of my answer of 9/8m/s^2? How do I calculate that to find my percentage?

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