# algebra

the weight of a body above the surface of earth varies inversely with the square of the distance from the center of the earth. if maria weighs 125 pounds when she is on the surface of the earth(3960 miles from the center),determine maria weight if she is at the top of mount McKinley(3.8 miles above the surface of the earth)

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(3960+3.8)/3960 = 1.0009595... as far as the radius of earth.

So, the weight there = 125/(1.0009595)^2

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posted by Steve
2. thank u steve

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