Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Think and Solve: 42

Answer

$$G \frac{m_{1} m_{2}}{(0.1 d)^{2}} = 100 \times G \frac{m_{1} m_{2}}{d^{2}}$$ If the distance, d, becomes 10 times smaller, the gravitational force becomes 100 times larger. Gravity is an inverse-square law.
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