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Gravitational Force on Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, having a mass and radius that are, 318 and 11.2 times that of earth. Suppose that an object falls from rest near the surface of each planet and the acceleration due to gravity remains constant during the fall. Each object falls the same distance before striking the ground. What is the ratio of the time of fall on Jupiter to that on earth.

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This solution calculates the ratio of the time of fall on Jupiter to that of Earth by using the radius of the planet and gravitational acceleration with equations of Newton's Law of Gravitation and free fall motion. All calculations are accompanied with brief explanations for clear understanding.

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