Mathematics

The weight of an object on the moon is 1/6 of its weight on Earth. If a moon rock weighs
20 1/2 lb on Earth, how much did the rock weigh on the moon?


Answers

tiffanybrooke

2 years ago Comment

1/6 = 0.16 = 16%
restate the question: 16% of 20.5 is what ? 
multiply: 20.5*.16 = 3.28
now, to find the weight of the object on the moon, subtract 16% from 20.5. 16% of 20.5 is 3.28
20.5 - 3.28 = 17.22 = 17 22/100 = 17 11/50

the weight of the object is 17 11/50 pounds on the moon.