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What is the ratio of the gravitational force on you when you are 5800 km above the Earth's surface versus when you are standing on the surface? (The Earth's radius is about 6400 km.)

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  1. small r = 6,400
    big r = 12,200

    little force / big force
    = little r^2/big r^2 = 6.4^2/12.2^2
    =.275

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