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Question

Two objects of masses 80kg and 50kg are separated by a distance of 0.2m. If the gravitational constant is 6.6 x 10-11Nm kg, calculate the gravitational attraction between them.

Options

A) 4.9 × 10-9N

B) 1.3 × 10-6N

C) 6.6 × 10-8N

D) 6.6 × 10-6N

E) 2.6 × 10-9N

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

F = $$\frac{Gm_1m_2}{r^2} = \frac{6.6 \times 10^{-11} \times 80 \times 50}{0.2 \times 0.2}$$
= 6.6 × 10-6N

Dicussion (1)

• F = $$\frac{Gm_1m_2}{r^2} = \frac{6.6 \times 10^{-11} \times 80 \times 50}{0.2 \times 0.2}$$
= 6.6 × 10-6N