Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 9 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 17

Answer

One side of Earth is closer to the sun, and gravitational attraction decreases with distance. The same reasoning may be applied to explain why the moon exerts a stronger gravitational pull on one side of the Earth.
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