Determine the acceleration of gravity on the Moon knowing that if you drop an object from a height of 5 m, it takes 2.47 s to reach the ground.



H = 5 m
t = 2.47 s


By applying the formula of the position in free fall, when the object is in the ground (y = 0), we get that:

y=H-12·g·t2 0 m=5 m - 0.5·g·(2.47s)2 g=5 m3.05 s2 g = 1.63 m/s2

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