Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 8

Answer

It is $\frac{1}{4}$ as much.

Work Step by Step

This gravitational force, for two spherical bodies, is directly proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers If the distance is doubled, the square of the distance is quadrupled, and the force is one-fourth as much.
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