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    determine astronauts weight at certain altitude (advanced functions - 3.2)

    W(h) = We/(1+h/6400)^2


    b) what is the astronauts weight at each altitude?
    I) 10km II) 4000km


    im complety stuck tbh im confused what to do with the denominator (1 + h/6400)^ 2 )

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    Re: determine astronauts weight at certain altitude (advanced functions - 3.2)

    plug in the the two heights you are given.

    First $h = 10,000$, then $h=4000$
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    Re: determine astronauts weight at certain altitude (advanced functions - 3.2)

    btw the back of the book says i)817.4N ii) 310.5N
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    Re: determine astronauts weight at certain altitude (advanced functions - 3.2)

    thank you!!
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    Re: determine astronauts weight at certain altitude (advanced functions - 3.2)

    "We", I presume, is the weight of the person on earth. But you don't say what that is.
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