A body’s weight varies inversely with the square of its distance from the center of the earth?

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If a chicken weighs 12 pounds when it is 5,000 miles from the earth’s center, how much will the chicken weigh when it is 10,000 miles from the earth’s center.

[A] 48 pounds [B] 24 pounds [C] 6 pounds [D] 3 pounds [E] None of these

asked Dec 23, 2012 in Mathematics by anonymous

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The chicken weighs 12 pounds and the distance is  5,000. Then when you double the distance (now at 10,000) you must quarter the weight. (Basically divide the original weight (12 pounds) by four.

12/4 = 3

Answer. At 10,000 mi the chicken will weigh a total of 3 pounds
answered Apr 3, 2013 by anonymous
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When u start ,the weight is 12 Pounds, and when you Double the distance u have to quarter the weight, because

 1/2^2  is  1/4.  12*1/4 = 3

3 pounds.
answered Jun 22, 2013 by answermachine ~Rookie~ (120 points)

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